humorous The state of being unmarried.
From Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream i. i. 78
- While Israel informs readers that this ‘single blessedness’ could be rather lonely and demoralizing, it was still an Amazonian utopia compared with the lives of the other single subgroup at the time: the immigrant working girl.
- Lucy Larcom believed that ‘a life of ‘single blessedness’’ was preferable to ‘marrying and giving in marriage’.
- There are single people who deliberately chose to be singles as they have discerned that is their vocation: single blessedness.
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