Recent Examples of spinster from the Web
Anastasia, a 40-ish spinster who supports her whole family, briefly indulges a romantic fantasy before resigning herself to loneliness and self-sacrifice.
Like the Apatovian feminist raunch, 30 Rock peddled female-forward humor men could understand — woman as spinster, catty, self-deprecating; woman as cheese-loving nerd.
Maisie lives with her spinster daughter Betty but Maisie's eyes are just for her son, Hughie.
But LeGris wanted to play Masha, the movie star in the show, not Sonia, the gloomy, depressed spinster.
The specter of Dickens’s ranting spinster — spurned and embittered in her crumbling wedding dress, plotting her elaborate revenge — casts a long shadow over every woman who dares to get mad.
Pym’s subtly comic stories of spinsters, vicars and church bazaars, like Rosa Lewis’s boiled bacon and broad beans, one day went out of style.
Unmarried herself, Cyril could easily have been rendered a brittle spinster.
Be a malevolent spinster tornado instead, one that’s spilling over with rage and frustration.
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First Known Use of spinster
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Definition of spinster for English Language Learners
: an unmarried woman who is past the usual age for marrying and is considered unlikely to marry
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