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- n. The state of being a spinster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spinsterhood.
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.