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or bachelordom

[bach-uh-ler-hoo d, bach-ler-] /ˈbætʃ ə lərˌhʊd, ˈbætʃ lər-/
the state of being a bachelor.
Origin of bachelorhood
1825-35; bachelor + -hood Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I told the aunt that I found her niece so pretty that I would renounce my bachelorhood if I could find such a mate.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • So I want to have one more run in the wilderness in all the freedom of bachelorhood.

    The Buffalo Runners R.M. Ballantyne
  • Salvina was now audaciously aiming at the bachelorhood of Arts, for which the Greek verbs were far more irregular.

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • This was a perfectly childish allusion to the judge's bachelorhood.

  • Be it known that the Rev. Mr. Hayward was a man of a very level head, and that his bachelorhood was a matter of economy.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • It is his farewell to his men friends as he passes out of the state of bachelorhood.

    Perfect Behavior Donald Ogden Stewart
  • He was old enough to be twitted for bachelorhood, and to lay the blame upon an outdoor and out-of-town profession.

    Bonaventure George Washington Cable
  • Peter's few belongings did not spread to any extent and years of bachelorhood had taught him the rudiments of order.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Colonel Wenman began to look on the repose of bachelorhood with a kinder eye, on its loneliness with a more tolerant disposition.

    Helena's Path Anthony Hope
  • He was threatened with vertigo but he mastered himself, and drew a long, long breath in farewell to his bachelorhood.

    Rope Holworthy Hall

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