[ UK /wˈɪdə‍ʊɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪdoʊɝ/ ]
  1. a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried
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How To Use widower In A Sentence

  • The apocryphal gospels uniformly insisted that Joseph was an old widower who was not Mary's husband, but her ‘guardian.’
  • Back in September I wrote about Al, a lonely widower sitting on his front porch.
  • Also stolen were a grandfather clock, which had been in the widower's family since the 19th Century, an antique mirror and a silver canteen of cutlery.
  • Sherston was a widower, though he never used the word, even in his innermost heart, for to him the term connoted something slightly absurd, and he was sensitive to ridicule. Defenders of Democracy; contributions from representative men and women of letters and other arts from our allies and our own country, edited by the Gift book committee of the Militia of Mercy
  • The elderly widower keeps the food on the boil all afternoon long, stirring it now and then.
  • Widows and widowers aren't baggage-free either, and even those stalwarts who have remained single for half a lifetime will be carrying armfuls of ingrained habits and cherished routines.
  • She was also criticised for failing to caution an elderly widower whose cat was suffering from emphysema. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hosken subsequently, as Charles Granville, litterateur and widower, married Mrs. Caroline Leontine Fawcett at Portobello near Edinburgh. Archive 2009-02-01
  • When somebody dies without a will, for example, a deed of variation may ensure a widow or widower can stay in their home. Times, Sunday Times
  • 49 I am not aware that this vivisepulture of the widower is the custom of any race, but the fable would be readily suggested by the Sati (Suttee) - rite of the Hindus. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
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