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  • noun Plural form of bachelor.

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Examples

  • The twin bachelors lived behind the ruins of a Cistercian monastery at nearby Strata Florida, where they were apparently visited every year by school pupils eager to learn about human evolution.

    The Last Living Neanderthals?

  • And in a country where ages of first marriages are creeping upward, the 11/11/11 date represents six "bare sticks," a term for bachelors in Chinese.

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  • What is important about this demographic shift is that while the economic difficulties of the 1830s forced more organized men to remain bachelors later in life, their rhetorical commitment to the institution of marriage and its perceived duties and obligations remained solid. 34 The growing numbers of unmarried men that joined the labor movement did not force a related shift in organized men's perceptions of marriage; instead, they continued to champion the notion of ideal working men as petit patriarchs with real domestic obligations.

    Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840

  • He divided the adult population into three distinct categories: the “married,” consisting of husbands and wives; the “celibate,” defined as the bachelors and spinsters who had never married; and finally the “widowed,” those who had experienced the death of a spouse.

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  • One might be justified in believing something a priori, e.g., that every event has a cause, or even that unmarried adult males are bachelors, that is actually false.

    A Priori Justification and Knowledge

  • Most of us probably feel that neither of these types of individuals classify as bachelors, and if we thought a little, we could probably come up with a whole host of other types of individuals that fit the definition, but that we wouldn't classify as bachelors.

    Concepts I: The Classical View

  • I mean we heard that mom in the neighborhood who got it almost immediately that these so - called bachelors living together that don't have wives, that don't -- they don't have children, they spend far too much time around children, they lure children into their homes.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2005

  • Of 25,000 men housed as so called bachelors in the barracks, sixty-eight percent were married - forced to live apart from their families.

    The Rise of the Sourh African Reich - Chapter 9

  • But there are husbands with a jealous disposition, who would little fancy the idea of bachelors confessing their wives, if they knew exactly what questions they have to answer in confession.

    The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional

  • They are chosen from the three degrees of learned men, who may be called the bachelors, licentiates, and doctors.

    Ten Great Religions An Essay in Comparative Theology

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