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  • adjective Without a partner.


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un- +‎ partnered


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  • If we allowed "boy friends and girl friends" (and by extension "unpartnered" same sex couples) to move in on a whim, the SSOs would be inundated by march ins, march outs and various other activities to do with the eddies and currents of the love lifes of youngsters ....

    Army Rumour Service 2009

  • I suppose that's why I'm so comfortable being "unpartnered:" Because I'm not, really.

    The Hedonistic Pleasureseeker 2009

  • It's OK to have different and less conventional priorities as an older, unpartnered person.

    Younger Boomers reinvent their work lives, love lives 2011

  • Of interest to a rival company wanting a slice of the action could be currently unpartnered clinical-stage projects under way at MicroDose Therapeutx, a private U.S. firm, and Australia's Biota, although the latter is looking to follow-on molecules after the failure of a lead in Phase Ia trials.

    AstraZeneca Setback on RSV Drug Could Spur Deals 2011

  • My modern, liberal mother never wanted to be unpartnered.

    Having It All--At A Price 2010

  • When a mother is called upon to bunk off work to attend a nativity play, her unpartnered colleague is expected to take up the slack.

    Another Year, same old witch-hunt David Cox 2010

  • The salle had only one entrance, and that could be easily guarded-and was, not only by armed Guardsmen but by every unpartnered Companion at the Collegium, in teams of four pairs.

    Widows and Orphans R. Daniel Lester 2010

  • Moreover, the "marriage" crisis, designed to make unpartnered black women feel bad about themselves, also ignores another phenomenon: in Southern Africa and India, which now have the largest rates of HIV/AIDS infection worldwide, married women are now the largest group comprising new AIDS cases, far surpassing sex workers.

    Your Silence Will Not Protect You Anxious Black Woman 2008

  • However, what I want to do in this post is to call attention to the obvious ways that this discourse, which pathologizes black women for being unpartnered, is completely entrenched in racialized misogyny.

    Single Black Female: Fear Mongering as Patriarchal Propaganda Anxious Black Woman 2008

  • Now, in the 21st century, more and more upwardly mobile black women, who are on the polar opposite of this spectrum of the "single black female," are still being punished for being unpartnered, for achieving educational and economic success on our own.

    Single Black Female: Fear Mongering as Patriarchal Propaganda Anxious Black Woman 2008


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