But then, to be an old maid
at last, like Miss Bates
I cannot see why she must be always running down the men, even if she is an old maid
The head woman, Madame Lardot's factotum, an old maid
of forty-six, hideous to behold, lived on the opposite side of the passage to the chevalier.
Mother is not an old maid
," said his virgin sister with pinched lips.
Austen introduces Anne as an old maid
, however, through her family's definition of her as past her prime and unmarriageable.
Charlotte, under the guise of a reoccurrence of her well-known lung illness, hides the pregnancy and goes South to have Tina; she then puts her child in a New York orphanage so that she can care for her while pretending to be an old maid
making charitable visits.
I'm an old maid
of 33, and have been in the property-casualty business for 10 years.
Here lies Ann Mann Who lived an old maid
But died an old Mann.
Seton's estimation, are women who marry merely to avoid the stigma of being called an old maid
, those of whom it is said, "she 'married to die a Mrs.
The lady who put us up was an old maid
, totally out of her depth with two large 11 and 12-year-old boys.
I don't see myself as an old maid
but they seem to.
Honorable Often to Be an Old Maid
," May 1858, quoted in Cogan, All-American Girl, 107.
Since I'm single, people think I'm just an old maid