spouseless


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spouseless

(ˈspaʊslɪs)
adj
archaic without a spouse
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If she could have been but just created, to discover herself as a spouseless mother, with no experience of life except as the parent of a nameless child, would the position have caused her to despair?
Seuss doppelganger, a darker, lonely twin living alone in a trailer park, cataloging types of wind (briefly excerpted here): "a greenhouse wind, a treebound wind, // a padlocked shower unit wind, / an upturned wheelie dumpster wind, / a channel not quite tuned-in-wind, / a hollow fligh-tpath thunder wind, // a dog-eared wind, a knocked sign wind, / a spouseless phantom ocean-blown / autumnal graveyard Scots pine wind / who speaks in plurals, moves alone."
Spouseless immigrant women's labor force involvement is less hindered by such regularizing requirements.
(71) But just created, to discover herself as a spouseless mother, with no experience of life except as the parent of a nameless child, would the position have caused her to despair?
After trying out a host of hobbies and adult education courses to stave off the loneliness of spouseless retirement, the former telephone-directory manufacturer (a pointedly analog career path) has came back around to the workplace: Tai chi classes are all very well, but can't verily be classified as either work or love.
It is worth noting, though, that despite her protests against an imposed and unpredictable fate, her tedious task of entertaining unsuccessful suitors is only temporary by the laws of probability, while the spouseless situations of the losing courtiers are supposedly permanent by their own oaths to honor the conditions of the lottery.