a man who has lost his spouse by death and has not remarried.
- wid·ow·ered, adjective
- wid·ow·er·hood, noun
- widow, widower
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How to use widower in a sentence
Sadly, I now visit Muse and other locations as a widower, having lost my partner and husband of 29 years in 2020.
Obergefell was widower to John Arthur, who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and was seeking the right to be recognized as his spouse on his death certificate.Jim Obergefell announces bid for seat in Ohio state legislature | Chris Johnson | January 18, 2022 | Washington Blade
He was a widower whose only son had already predeceased him.
The public fingered Monjack as a possible suspect after the widower opposed an autopsy—claims that he vehemently denied.‘Clueless’: How the Greatest Clique of the ‘90s Transformed Into A Shakespearean Tragedy | Marlow Stern | May 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Were you resistant to having the two get together, or was it the right time for Lewis to finally stop being the lonely widower?Meet ‘Inspector Lewis’: Kevin Whately on ‘Morse,’ John Thaw, and the End of the Series | Jace Lacob | June 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In another village, a widower was picked up from a bus and forcibly sterilised; he died of an infection soon after.
But for now, the multi-millionaire widower has two children at home in Chapel Hill to raise, Emma Claire, 12, and Jack, 10.John Edwards Verdict: Why Johnny Walked on a Mistrial | Diane Dimond | May 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now Dabbler was a widower; he was not of prepossessing appearance, and his h's troubled him, but Dabbler was a warm man.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
A cousin of hers died and left some dozens of young ones and she had to go and take care of them and console the widower.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
Oh, Aunt Jane must come back, she hasnt captivated the widower yet; or he might get married himself.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
In 1822 he lived at Belleville in one of the first houses above Courtille; he had then been a widower for six years.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
He had married the daughter of a farmer of Brie; became a widower in 1833, when he gave himself over to a life of pleasure.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for widower
a man whose wife has died and who has not remarried
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