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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The state of being a woman whose husband has died and who has not remarried;

Usage examples (36)
  • Her life before widowhood is her spiritual insurance policy.
  • The rent provided a source of income for the couple and a means of maintaining the wife in widowhood, with the advantage of keeping the main estate intact for the heir.
  • Women were far less frequently testators than men, and generally only in widowhood.
  • It seems the so-called widowhood effect could be caused by the combined effects of stress and age-related changes in the immune system. for more
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