unmarried woman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unmarried woman a woman who is not married
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.”

Usage

In literature:

In America, a young unmarried woman may, alone, and without fear, undertake a long journey.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Many women may wish to remain unmarried, but no woman wishes to be forced to remain unmarried.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
An unmarried woman calling on a married friend leaves only one card.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
If a woman died unmarried, she could have no legitimate descendants.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
The word maid was only just beginning to be used instead of servant; it generally meant an unmarried woman.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
Is there a law prohibiting an unmarried woman from ruling Ulua?
"In Search of El Dorado" by Harry Collingwood
The owner of those eyes was a beautiful girl, or rather a fully developed woman still unmarried.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
That is to say, the unmarried woman was simply "Joan;" the married one was "John's Wife.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
No; not even every unmarried woman.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
In a multitude of these instances a young woman shall be the more respected for remaining unmarried.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
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In news:

Could an Unmarried Woman Sink Obama.
Clayburgh's Unforgettable ' Unmarried Woman .
Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist (William Miller) seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse.
You never know when you're going to get whupped by an unmarried woman.
A gawky, earnest, unmarried young woman pushes a cart full of cats through the park, calling out through her megaphone that she'll rent you a cat if you're lonely.
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