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  • n  a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
  • v  cause to be without a spouse
    The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia

  • In Paris last week Mme Joffre, widow of the Marshal, revealed that she recently refused an appeal made to her by the widow of Marshal Foch.
  • A Philippine widow harnessed the power of prayer and protest to overthrow tyranny.
  • The widows of Presidents have been treated in many different fashions: Martha Washington, franking privilege; Dolly Madison, franking privilege and payment of $30,000 for husband .
News & Articles

  • Luciano: Elderly widow loses valuables in roofing scam
    In her 90th year, the widow lost her innocence. She thought she could feel safe in her home. And that she could trust people. And that her twilight years would ease along gently.
    June 15, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star
  • Widow of drug abuser fears her brother will follow suit
    Dear Abby: I have read your column for as long as I can remember. My husband died from a drug overdose, and I am a widow at 32. He was a good man before the drugs, but he wouldn't stop and I was helpless to intervene. I am now raising our two sons alone.
    June 13, 2013 - Detroit News
  • Widow of poisoned agent threatens to quit inquest
    LONDON (AP) — The widow of a former Kremlin agent killed by radioactive poisoning plans to boycott an inquest unless the British government holds a public inquiry examining alleged Russian involvement in her husband's death, her lawyer said.
    June 11, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • Yoko Ono in 1010 Wins
    In full-page advertisement published in newspapers around the world, Ono said, "As the widow of one who was killed by an act of violence, I don't know if I am ready yet to forgive the one who pulled the trigger. I am sure all victims of violent...
  • Michael Fleischhacker in International Herald Tribune
    Stefan Petzner needs to make a decision: Either he describes what was so special about his relationship with Joerg Haider, or he stops publicly playing the role of Haider's successor and widow,Fleischhacker wrote in his blog.

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