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  • Not only did they obtain the finest and freshest possible vegetables, but at the same time they were happy with the knowledge that they were helping a deserving widow-woman.

    CHAPTER III

  • "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" won England's Booker Prize in 1993, and his current novel, "The Woman Who Walked into Doors," the confessions of a "39-year-old widow-woman with a hollow leg," is a brutal look at alcoholism and wife-beating.

    The Second Coming

  • The boy said that she was a widow-woman, who had got no husband, because he was dead.

    Wessex Tales

  • His red shaggy eyebrows were so prominent, that he habitually used them as arms and hands for the purpose of pointing out any object towards which he wished to direct attention; the rest of his features were equally striking in their way, and were all and all his own; he wore a fancy dress partly resembling the costume of Napoleon, and partly that of a widow-woman.

    Eothen

  • For the few days during which they were at Sandon without being discovered they had lived a little away from the village, in the cottage of a decent widow-woman who had a bedroom to let, and whose discreet silence Mrs. Clements had done her best to secure, for the first week at least.

    The Woman in White

  • "I can't see what you're aimin" at, but, yes, it's perfectly righteous for a widow-woman to remarry.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • I was boarding at that time with a poor widow-woman, and one night I asked her about Rachel.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864

  • Morality meant as little to her as to any of the half-savage folk of the remote West in the middle of the nineteenth century, when the post of squire's mistress was merely considered less fortunate than that of squire's wife; but socially Annie was gaining -- for she would become an eligible widow-woman.

    Secret Bread

  • Lawyer Tonkin had gazed into her eyes when he said good-night, and she had felt his moist and pudgy hand squeeze hers; but she knew it was the eyes and hand of the widow-woman, the owner, but for Ishmael, of Cloom

    Secret Bread

  • It had taken merely physical form with her in the days of the old Squire, but since her elevation to the position of a widow-woman she had undergone "conversion."

    Secret Bread

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