Widowhood


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Widowhood

Douglas, Widow
adopted Huck Finn and took care of him. [Am. Lit.: Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn]
Gummidge, Mrs
. “a lone lorn creetur,” the Pegotty’s house-keeper. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperfield]
Old Wives’ Tale, The
novel of two sisters widowed young, one by death, the other by desertion. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 684]
Wadman, Widow
romantic neighbor who unsuccessfully lays siege to Uncle Toby’s affections. [Br. Lit.: Tristram Shandy; Magill I, 1027]
widow of Ephesus
weeping over her husband’s corpse, she is cheered by a compassionate sentry and they become ardent lovers in the burial vault. [Rom. Lit.: Satyricon]
Wife of Bath, the
kept her five successive husbands under her thumb by trickery. [Br. Lit.: Chaucer Canterbury Tales]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Our tribe is widowhood."Diana says there is a Widows' Bill set to be debated in the Assembly and which she hopes will become law.
Widowhood is not an engagement from God, see Roman 7:3, Roman 7:2, 1 Corinthians 7:39 and 1 Timothy 5:11.
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Widowed mortality is previously shown to be elevated immediately after the death of the spouse and thereafter decrease, but still remaining higher than the married mortality several years into widowhood [7].
Census Bureau, widowhood can happen at any time during married life, he said.
The play sees Madame Passionate giving in to the ambiguous social convention of remarrying, while Jantil decides for a more spiritual ideal of widowhood. And yet both women, according to Cavendish, make a mistake in designing their futures, and may act as the negative counter-examples to the valiant and active Lady Victoria.
Binta, who before the encounter, is reconciling herself with God, has the need to unshackle herself from the sexual repression that characterised her marriage, and a deprivation that typified her widowhood. But beyond that, there is her desire to redeem herself for the loss of her first son, whose tragic death haunts her still.
There are further financial arrangements having to do with divorce and widowhood; in these cases, too, a woman has rights, which are spelled out in her marriage contract, to a monetary settlement and/or ongoing support.
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Lexington, KY, September 04, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Denver-based Wildflower Group, which supports women during divorce and widowhood, is hosting a National Celebration of Women in Bloom.
I'm ashamed of my widowhood because everybody treats me so