widowhood

[ UK /wˈɪdə‍ʊhˌʊd/ ]
NOUN
  1. the time of a woman's life when she is a widow
  2. the state of being a widow who has not remarried
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How To Use widowhood In A Sentence

  • This was a woman whose entire life was marked by her being born to a stunningly beautiful woman, Tan's grandmother, whom early widowhood had led to become the ‘concubine’ of a wealthy Chinese merchant.
  • Often the horror and humility of her widowhood would drive a young widow to follow her husband on his burning pyre.
  • In her own widowhood, she welcomed her surviving sisters, Sophie and Aloysia, to Salzburg and supported them emotionally and materially.
  • His long-term involvement with the group raises the question of whether its function should be to see people through their intense grief by getting them to the point where they no longer participate, or whether, like alcoholism or surviving cancer, widowhood is forever. The Truth About Grief
  • Since widowers have higher death rates than married people, 22 23 controlling for widowhood would be expected to reduce the relative risks in this and other studies of smoking in spouses.
  • And then a relazione or an amicizia seems to be a regular affair of from five to fifteen years, at which period, if there occur a widowhood, it finishes by a sposalizio; and in the mean time it has so many rules of its own that it is not much better. Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 4 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals
  • The cycle begins with the heroine's romantic excitement with the man, moves through her engagement, the preparations for the wedding, the birth of her child and then suddenly, in the final song, her reaction to widowhood.
  • After 19 years of widowhood she was married to Jacob Klassen.
  • During her long widowhood Victoria found happiness in Nice especially; beginning in 1882 she would visit the Riviera on nine occasions, for a long spring break of a month or so.
  • And although she did an enormous amount of visiting commonwealth countries after her widowhood, she was of course widowed at the tragically early age of 51.
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