from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being a spinster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Spinsterhood.


spinster +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)


  • During her spinstership she had given herself without stint to the activities of her small church, a church belonging to an obscure denomination which teaches that holiness is nigh upon us; that if we but supplement conversion by a second act of grace, sanctification here and forevermore is ours.

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