Born in New Orleans, she had been brought to Paris as a child of eight by her widowed, socially ambitious mother.
Some point out that many women who convert into the AUB are divorced, widowed, or single mothers.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was widowed in 2010, and neither Justice Sotomayor nor Justice Elena Kagan has a partner.
Then when they were widowed, divorced, or moved to a nursing home, there was no available partner.
Why did a pro-Obama super PAC play fast and loose with the sad story of a widowed steelworker?
Fully he had filled her widowed life, and been at least a loving child, a good son.
She outlived her friend by thirteen years, and during ten was widowed.
Marcia had been widowed so long before that this event could make no outward change in her.
And now I am Life's widowed mate and hapless, Life's great and careless patient!
No;—there could be, there could have been, nothing now between him and the widowed Countess of Ongar.
Old English widewe, widuwe, from Proto-Germanic *widewo (cf. Old Saxon widowa, Old Frisian widwe, Middle Dutch, Dutch weduwe, Dutch weeuw, Old High German wituwa, German Witwe, Gothic widuwo), from PIE adj. *widhewo (cf. Sanskrit vidhuh "lonely, solitary," vidhava "widow;" Avestan vithava, Latin vidua, Old Church Slavonic vidova, Russian vdova, Old Irish fedb, Welsh guedeu "widow;" Persian beva, Greek eitheos "unmarried man;" Latin viduus "bereft, void"), from root *weidh- "to separate" (cf. second element in Latin di-videre "to divide;" see with).
As a prefix to a name, attested from 1570s. Meaning "short line of type" (especially at the top of a column) is 1904 print shop slang. Widow's mite is from Mark xii:43. Widow's peak is from the belief that hair growing to a point on the forehead is an omen of early widowhood, suggestive of the "peak" of a widow's hood. Widow maker "anything lethally dangerous" first recorded 1945, originally among loggers, in reference to dead trees, etc. The widow bird (1747) so-called in reference to the long black tail feathers of the males, suggestive of widows' veils.
c.1300; see widow (n.). Related: Widowed; widowing.