- bachelor + -ism (Wiktionary)
“Feministi: Sadly one of the fundamental beliefs of bachelorism is that women are to blame for divorce.”
“Occasionally, you will revert to sudden bouts of bachelorism, a night in the rain with a barbaric yawp that ends with a pounding headache and a full glass of cold water.”
“The ancient church, misconstruing the Apostle's words, and also overlooking his meaning, recommended the state of bachelorism in the male, and perpetual virginity in the female sex, not only as a state more perfect than marriage, but even as highly meritorious.”
“By many, the Christian dispensation is supposed to be, in a great degree, favourable to a state of bachelorism, because the Apostle, Paul, has recommended it as preferable; but we think the recommendation was given for the following reason: (i.e.) every one in the early ages of”
“But I must stop or I shall tire you out, although I have not taken up all the points in your last letter -- yet I must make one assertion before closing, that bachelorism is your sin & not your misfortune, for you lords of the Creation are prime movers in the affair, while we poor maidens dare only wait & wait to be asked.”
“Ten to one, he is old, and has all the shrivelled, high-dried appearance of the most far-gone and confirmed bachelorism.”
““The next piece was a satire on certain members who were getting very much into the way of joking on the worn-out subjects of matrimony and old maid and old bachelorism.”
“The next piece was a satire on certain members who were getting very much into the way of joking on the worn-out subjects of matrimony and old maid and old bachelorism.”
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