Deep they needed to be, because the Nazis could take offense quicker than a prudish Victorian spinster.
Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
Susan, a spinster who has never been kissed, has named me as the man she wants to end this unfortunate situation with.
Men always treat with derision the woman anxious for matrimony, and gibe equally at the spinster who fails to attain it.
Her own idea was that, if she lived long enough, she would become a spinster.
We were startled, while gravely listening to this tale of the two spinster ladies, by the sudden tolling of the church bell.
And she gave the spinster an encouraging pat on her shoulder.
Neither had Josie Fifer been hired to walk wistfully among them like a spinster wandering in a dead rose garden.
The spinster's eyes filled with tears when she first saw Nancy.
It was part of the spinster's life to subject her companion to a kind of drill in this way.
mid-14c., "female spinner of thread," from Middle English spinnen (see spin) + -stere, feminine suffix. Spinning commonly done by unmarried women, hence the word came to denote "an unmarried woman" in legal documents from 1600s to early 1900s, and by 1719 was being used generically for "woman still unmarried and beyond the usual age for it."
Spinster, a terme, or an addition in our Common Law, onely added in Obligations, Euidences, and Writings, vnto maids vnmarried. [John Minsheu, "Ductor in Linguas," 1617]