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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspinsterspin‧ster /ˈspɪnstə $ -ər/ noun [countable] old-fashioned  MARRYan unmarried woman, usually one who is no longer young and seems unlikely to marrybachelorsee thesaurus at married
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spinsterThat she should ever marry was not in his mind, though a spinster on the boards would hardly do.In 1973 Wendy Ellis, poor Wendy, a spinster, died aged thirty-five of liver failure.As in Ireland, there are many frustrated bachelors and spinsters, and there are frequent late marriages.Sally lives with her mother and her spinster aunt.And what about us inveterate spinsters, us permanent bachelors?There did seem to be a lot of spinsters in the twenties.A dried-up old spinster like that talking of love!It had been clear from the start that the spinster had taken an instant dislike to both Ashi and her daughter.Both my father's sisters were spinsters.
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