Recent Examples of spinster from the Web
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.
Badham, who played only a few other movie and TV roles, seemed almost as much an enigma as Lee, a spinster who died last year at age 89.
Anna and her mother are left to care for Lydia, largely on their own, laboring under the presumption that Eddie is dead, and surviving on money periodically doled out by Eddie’s wayward spinster sister.
Anyhow, please don’t dismiss her as a spinster in a backwater.
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.
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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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