When I tell her that Clooney is rumored to also kiss the dowager Countess during the episode, she chuckles.
He called up his mother, the dowager countess, and asked her to come over and look after the children.
She went from dominatrix to dowager, swapping her D & Gs for sensible brogues, her sexy leather and lace for tweeds and twin sets.
Vacations are as mysterious to me as weekends are to the dowager Countess of Grantham.
There would be no chance to escape by the door; the dowager's voice was already audible in the outer office.
I could almost find it in my heart to wish I were a dowager.
"You speak English very well, Mademoiselle," said the dowager suddenly.
They did so; but when the "dowager" opened the door at their knock, they hardly knew her.
The evening was much livelier than those summer evenings when the dowager and Lady Lesbia were present.
It was the dowager who was the first to break the spell of silence.
1520s, from Middle French douagere "widow with a dower" literally "pertaining to a dower," from douage "dower," from douer "endow," from Latin dotare, from dos (genitive dotis) "dowry" (see dowry).