widowed

[ UK /wˈɪdə‍ʊd/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪdoʊd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. single because of death of the spouse
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How To Use widowed In A Sentence

  • Then there was the case of George Godman, whose widowed mother went to the authorities when his master, a tailor by the name of Money, beat him with a horsewhip and knocked him down.
  • The countess of Lincoln, twice widowed, once by Thomas, earl of Lancaster, and once by Ebulo Lestraunge, and therefore with two dowers, as well as being the Lacy heiress in her own right, was a very worthwhile prospect for anyone on the rise.
  • Now widowed in her early 50s, she faces the future with some anxiety, despite the growing success of her work.
  • Widowed, and with a little child, he felt violent pangs of transient remorse, and hymned his dead wife in vintage Nineties poet's minor melody.
  • Another obvious gender difference was in the marital status of the testators: while male testators were single, married, and widowed, most women's testamentary documents, at least those that have survived, were written by widows. 50 Most of these were disposing of relatively small estates, often in exchange for support in their old age, and they tended to be less preoccupied with maintaining properties in the patriline, although this may simply have been a reflection of the lesser significance of the properties they were transferring. Gutenber-e Help Page
  • On his release, the widowed trickster evidently won himself a rich wife among the élite Jewish merchant class in Frankfort.
  • His reformist thinking was evident when he arranged for the remarriage of his young widowed daughter.
  • The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia
  • The proportion of married women falls to just over two in ten, and the proportion widowed rises to nearly two-thirds.
  • The widowed mum of four was a church warden and a keen charity fundraiser. The Sun
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