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widower

n. a man whose wife died while he was married to her and has not remarried.

widower

a man whose wife has died and who has not remarried.

WIDOWER. A man whose wife is dead. A widower has a right to administer to his wife's separate estate, and as her administrator to collect debts due to her, generally for his own use.

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The widower then finding Mrs General both inconvenient and expensive, became of a sudden almost as much affected by her merits as the archdeacon had been, and circulated such praises of her surpassing worth, in all quarters where he thought an opportunity might arise of transferring the blessing to somebody else, that Mrs General was a name more honourable than ever.
Mr Dorrit's bankers, as bankers of the county- widower, instantly said, 'Mrs General.
Douglas in London, he being at that time a widower.
Even yet she's only to say the word to see the old widowers jump.
Mary Lee Robinson is the author & editor of The Widow or Widower Next Door as well as co-author of the soon to be released Grief Diaries: Loss of a Spouse and Grief Diaries: Help for the Newly Bereaved.
Widower Hendry has not had his troubles to seek in recent years.
A freak vehicular accident killed an 86-year-old Australian widower on Sunday when his car ran over him while he was visiting his wife's grave in Sydney.
IN Gran Torino (Gran Torino (Channel 5, tomorrow, 9pm) tomorrow, 9pm) Clint Eastwood, right, puts in a moving right, puts in a moving performance as performance as Walt Kowalski, a lonely widower estranged from lonely widower estranged from his grasping family.
The Widower's Guide to a New Life" will help new widowers meet such challenges as: how to find consolation through friends, work and prayer; how to start over in terms of new activities, dating and a social life; and how to know when and if a new love relationship is right for you.
I felt a huge weight of responsibility portraying Webster and his crimes, but The Widower is told very well and with great sensitivity.
London, Apr 9 ( ANI ): The widower of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died in hospital in Ireland after suffering a miscarriage, has said a consultant told the couple an abortion was not allowed because "this is a Catholic country.
The hearing stems from a complaint filed against the Cremation Society in February 2010 by a widower whose wife's remains were allegedly not in the urn selected from the society, according to the suit.