the state or a period of being a widow or, sometimes, a widower.
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How to use widowhood in a sentence
Nonyem is a character in all of Aduba’s stories—her daily confidant, her travel companion, her source of wisdom and guidance, her hero who survived polio and war and widowhood, the person she leans on and looks up to most in the world.
Some experienced short intervals of isolation following widowhood, but few among those who could afford the expense deliberately set up home by themselves.The Pandemic Has Raised Fears About Loneliness. History Suggests We Should Worry About the Opposite, Too | David Vincent | July 8, 2020 | Time
When you look at happiness studies, you see that people acclimate to even terrible events: widowhood, divorce, terrible injuries.The Federal Government Should Hire the Long-Term Unemployed | Megan McArdle | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
These two things shall come upon thee suddenly in one day, barrenness and widowhood.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
They generally granted outdoor relief to widows for the first few weeks of their widowhood, and were often driven to extend it.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
Soon adultery becomes the most respectable form of marriage, and widowhood and celibacy are commonly practised.L. Annaeus Seneca On Benefits | Seneca
In the first months of her widowhood therefore her whole attitude was reversed.History of the English People | John Richard Green
By the order of September 1911 twenty years of widowhood cleanse from alien pollution.Workhouse Characters | Margaret Wynne Nevinson