Marital Status

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Marital Status

The state of being married or unmarried. Some definitions divide groups into single, married and divorced (or separated). Marital status qualifies one for various tax advantages; for example, married persons generally may exempt more of their income from taxes.
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Since Rodger Baskerville, Sir Charles's younger brother died unmarried, the estate would descend to the Desmonds, who are distant cousins.
And yet rather fruitless," he admitted; "if I die tonight I die unmarried and a fool.
A man--an unmarried man, that is--is never seen to such disadvantage as when undergoing the ordeal of "seeing baby.
Archer continued to assume that the subject was not one for the unmarried.
Well, that one was still unmarried, and when the papers were full of me she wrote me a letter which I now believe to have been merely kind.
When, on the other hand, he began to think of unmarried people, he saw them active in an unlimited world; above all, standing on the same ground as the rest, without shelter or advantage.
Kasatsky belonged to those men of the eighteen-forties (they are now no longer to be found) who while deliberately and without any conscientious scruples condoning impurity in themselves, required ideal and angelic purity in their women, regarded all unmarried women of their circle as possessed of such purity, and treated them accordingly.
Younger brothers of his lordship, Francis and Henry, unmarried.
The title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate
We received the men and their wives, the men and their mothers, the men and their grandmothers--but, in place of their unmarried daughters, elaborate excuses, offered with a shameless politeness wonderful to see.
How little real sympathy there exists between us; how many of my thoughts and feelings are gloomily cloistered within my own mind; how much of my higher and better self is indeed unmarried - doomed either to harden and sour in the sunless shade of solitude, or to quite degenerate and fall away for lack of nutriment in this unwholesome soil
A young woman of your age, and unmarried, to talk of inclinations