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  • adj. whose spouse has died; who has become a widow or widower.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of widow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. single because of death of the spouse


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  • Olivia, for no reason she could think of, sat in the nearest chair and wrote the word widowed on the napkin, under the name Rodriguez.

    Starting from Scratch

  • My wife's granddad, a three-war Air Force officer, flew Lightings against the Zeroes and Bettys in the Aleutians and New Guinea before he was shipped back to run a flight school in Texas and met her grandmother, recently widowed from the love of her life by bombing runs over Japan.

    Where we won the War we started by almost losing it

  • My mother died at 75, again widowed, bitter, and crippled by arthritis.

    A Discussion with Irmgard Hunt, author of On Hitler's Mountain

  • For years I called my widowed father every Sunday.

    Aspects of Silence

  • The wife who becomes widowed is a human being, entitled to live in a happy family, Arab or Israeli.

    Anwar Al-Sadat - Nobel Lecture

  • On Wednesday, Brown -- who stumbled badly on the campaign trail last week after he was caught calling a widowed retiree a bigot -- was trying to shore up his campaign.

    On eve of British election, shake-up in Parliament is forecast

  • Given the missteps by Prime Minister Gordon Brown -- who called a widowed retiree a bigot in off-camera remarks last week -- Labor in particular is bracing for what may be its biggest defeat since 1983, when Margaret Thatcher won a second term and the party was exiled from No. 10 Downing Street for another 14 years.

    British elections could deliver a blow to two-party rule

  • No longer solely reserved for the single, "lonely" now labels the widowed, divorced and even the married.

    S. Isabelle Harounian: The Case For Loneliness

  • At first while the world called her widowed she sat with her unwidowed heart waiting for him in the old room, in the old way.

    The Best British Short Stories of 1922

  • The water ran down upon them from their broad-brimmed hats, and their dripping horses trotted with drooping heads and steaming flanks one behind the other until, at the very brick-kiln where Ledscha had recalled her widowed sister's unruly slaves to obedience, the guide stopped with an oath, and pointed to the water which had risen to the top of the dam, and in some places concealed the road from their eyes.

    Arachne — Volume 04


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