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widower

a man whose wife has died and who has not remarried
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"Widowers and sheep's eyes don't sound very romantic, Aunty."
When her charge was at length formed, the marriage, not only of the young lady, but likewise of her father, the widower, was resolved on.
Mr Dorrit's bankers, as bankers of the county- widower, instantly said, 'Mrs General.'
Jansenius took this as an insult to his daughter's memory, and, as the tomb was much smaller than many which had been erected in the cemetery by families to whom the Janseniuses claimed superiority, cited it as an example of the widower's meanness.
"But now," he said, "that you are a widower, your wife's connection cannot injure you."
Effingham, already a widower, transmitted to Marmaduke, for safe-keeping, all his valuable effects and papers; and left the colony without his father.
Thirteen years had passed away since Lady Elliot's death, and they were still near neighbours and intimate friends, and one remained a widower, the other a widow.
Letterblair was a widower, and they dined alone, copiously and slowly, in a dark shabby room hung with yellowing prints of "The Death of Chatham" and "The Coronation of Napoleon." On the sideboard, between fluted Sheraton knife-cases, stood a decanter of Haut Brion, and another of the old Lanning port (the gift of a client), which the wastrel Tom Lanning had sold off a year or two before his mysterious and discreditable death in San Francisco--an incident less publicly humiliating to the family than the sale of the cellar.
Nor did it strike me as very strange, after a moment's reflection, that she should intercede thus earnestly for a band headed by her own mother's widower, prime scoundrel of them all though she knew him to be.
"Yes, she married a widower. I believe they're quite comfortable."
A QUARTER of a million widows and widowers are now receiving a boost to their state pension because their spouse died before reaching OAP age.
A group representing widowers on Monday called on the government to relent on the issue of pensions and to respect the House vote on the issue or they would take legal action.