Recent Examples of spinster from the Web
Anyhow, please don’t dismiss her as a spinster in a backwater.
The costume is wrong and the image creates a myth Austen was a demure spinster and not a deep-thinking author.
They're joined by Nat's spinster sister Lily and Essie's bachelor brother Sid, who were engaged once but broke up over Sid's drinking.
Pedace’s play is a laugh-a-minute comedy about a hyperactive and hyper-controlling spinster who minds everyone else’s business, with the help of her night-vision goggles.
Particularly good is Dunst as a virginal spinster who leaps at the opportunity for a bit of romance, no matter how illicit.
Another West Coast premiere, Jen Silverman’s play (directed by Lisa Berger) centers on two spinster sisters.
Mrs. Cole’s skill with slop becomes key when the filmmakers spot a newspaper account of two spinster sisters who borrow their dad’s fishing boat and cross the channel to rescue British troops at Dunkirk.
In this Playwrights Realm production, Linda Powell and Birgit Huppuch play Agatha and Huldey, two spinster sisters encircled by dark plots and licorice allsorts.
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First Known Use of spinster
SPINSTER Defined for English Language Learners
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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