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synonyms for spinster

  • virgin
  • bachelor girl
  • lone woman
  • old maid
  • single woman
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How to use spinster in a sentence

According to STD life coach Belize Spivey, having herpes doesn’t mean you’re destined to live as a spinster.
THE TRUTH ABOUT DATING WITH HERPES, WOMEN TELL ALLVICTORIA UWUMAROGIEMAY 28, 2021ESSENCE.COM
The spinster was startled out of her calm and a look of concern spread over her face.
IN THE ONYX LOBBYCAROLYN WELLS
A spinster who was a poor relation was the only person of respectable breeding who ever came near them.
A LADY OF QUALITYFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
The little spinster turned round quite fluttered, with both her fat little hands extended.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
"I never can get used to the name of Ancram instead of Algernon," said the spinster, raising her round red face from her woolwork.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
This sounds harsh, but nobody minds Salemina, least of all Francesca, who well knows that she is the apple of that spinster's eye.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
If there is a single spinster left in Scotland, it is because none of these ever asked her to marry him.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
The heart of Newton bounded at this intelligence, as he knew that it must be Isabel who was still a spinster.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
Her mother's cousin stood in the doorway—a prim little old spinster, who had been their guest for several days.
MILDRED'S INHERITANCEANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON
She had the peculiarly young-old look of the spinster teachers with whom Benson had worked before going to the war.
HUNTER PATROLHENRY BEAM PIPER AND JOHN J. MCGUIRE
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WORDS RELATED TO SPINSTER

  • bachelor girl
  • fuddy-duddy
  • goody-goody
  • lone woman
  • maiden
  • prig
  • prude
  • single woman
  • spinster
  • unmarried woman
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.