Single blessedness

the unmarried state.
- Shak.

See also: Blessedness

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
She might awaken, it was true; and on the other hand, and with equal chance, he might be the wrong man for her, and his declaration of love might only more firmly set her in her views on single blessedness.
Boarham; and as I would rather grow, live, and die in single blessedness - than be his wife, it is but right that I should tell him so at once, and put him out of suspense - so let me go.'
Five days of undisturbed tranquillity, of delicious single blessedness, quite restored me.
Now there is just my Bunsoy to 'send off,' but it seems he is still enjoying his single blessedness. So I just wait on the sidelines.
God, in his Omniscience, have destined varied roles for people-religious, married and those who opt for single blessedness. Whichever state of life, the sacraments are available while one performs his calling for God's glory and love of neighbors.
The fact is, though, that women writers of the Romantic period hardly owed their authorship either to single blessedness or literary mansplaining.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theseus says, "But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd; / Than that which withering on the virgin thorn, / Grows, lives and dies in single blessedness" (I.i.76-78).
School teachers are not born old maids but have single blessedness thrust upon them.
Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South.
Lucy Larcom believed that "a life of 'single blessedness'" was preferable to "'marrying and giving in marriage' unless one is sure that the one is the one, and no other.
I began to accept that maybe I am destined for single blessedness for the rest of my life.
She has made milestone decisions all her life that made her who she is today: a very empowered woman whose single blessedness is a matter of choice.