relict

Part of speech: noun

A widow.

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Usage examples "relict":

  1. Rapid as light it shot through her that the relict of Sir Abraham was meant, and this she divined because she was aware that devilish malignity was watching to trip her. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. The relict merely shrugged her shoulders, as much as to say that she knew no such thing; but Rose, who had been well taught, raised her serene eyes to her aunt's face, and mildly said-" All true, aunty, and that is owing to the fact that the earth is smaller at each end than in the middle." - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.
  3. He certainly looked as if he believed it when Lady Mealhead told him- and his expressive Gallic eyes waxed tender at the mention of her mother, the relict of the late clergyman, whose name had somehow been overlooked by Crockford. - "The Sowers", Henry Seton Merriman.