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the state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman)

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Sultan Al Nadeeb, 30, from Ras Al Khaimah, told 7DAYS the solution for "the critical spinsterhood problem in the UAE can only be solved if men marry more women".
However, several Saudi women have refused to categorise spinsterhood as a dangerous phenomenon, explaining that many women preferred to remain unmarried by choice.
The speaker of "Too Faithful" ultimately elects to remove herself from the marriage mart altogether, embracing spinsterhood and thus preserving a chance to extend a "sister power of comforting" to her former lover (l.
With the same sensitivity that characterized House of Sand and Fog, Dubus creates portraits of an adulterous wife and the man she cheated with, a woman nearing spinsterhood who tries but fails to have a satisfying relationship, and a teenage girl who regrets an act of intimacy gone public.
Finding the ring meant marriage within the year, while the sixpence meant wealth, and the thimble/button spinsterhood or bachelorhood.
These included spinsterhood, early marriage of girls, widespread violence, drug abuse, dropouts from school, street children and child labour, according to the study.
Despite being told of the sex ban, the woman begged Mr Justice Holman not to annul their marriage - being a Sikh, she said it would be "culturally impossible" to take a new partner and would be consigned to spinsterhood, as well as facing ostracism in her community.
Spinsterhood is like a ghost haunting every Egyptian family that has daughters, so many families resort to arranged or 'salon marriages', so their girls will not be labelled as 'spinsters'.
Rosa essentially insists on redefining her own relationship to womanhood by refusing, if only for a time, to accept the spinsterhood thrust upon her by the war and her absent family.
And this programme has not come a day too soon as the institution of marriage faces threat from high cost of marriage, rising incidence of divorce in the first year of marriage, increase in the rate of spinsterhood and late age of marriage for girls," al Kuwari added.
With a divorce from longtime husband and fellow actor, Tayem Hassan , and no man on the horizon, it looked like she was set for spinsterhood earlier than expected.
Jane Austen, who herself knew the misery of an impoverished spinsterhood, would have thought her a simpleton had she sacrificed comfort and security for love - and it seems the modern reader agrees with her.
Some feminists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century 'advocated the deliberate choice of spinsterhood as the only means to intellectual fulfillment and a successful career'.
Her parlous financial state has made her dependent upon her two sisters, whose spinsterhood is a manifestation of the self denial at the basis of their financial consolidation.