Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not disposed to marry; not matrimonially inclined.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Let's talk about the non-marrying man for just a moment.

    CNN Transcript Jun 22, 2004

  • She was in no mood for the barren blossom of non-marrying men's compliments.

    The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig; a Novel

  • Therefore he had been set down as a non-marrying man -- "an awfully good fellow, but with queer ideas, you know," his many friends would say, and "Bully"

    The Trader's Wife 1901

  • Isn't it for the non-marrying girls that it doesn't particularly matter?

    The Awkward Age

  • The continued care of even one child entails no trifling expenditure, and such care being unnatural, must always, to a certain extent, be irksome; but when the individual instance is multiplied by three or by four, as how often happens in our non-marrying, extravagant age, can any one wonder that a household of daughters is at best regarded as a not unmitigated blessing.

    The Woman's Advocate.

  • Leo is like model fly paper and every time he breaks if off or they get tired of his non-marrying ways, they end up coming back for more.

    Socialite Life

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