widower

Part of speech: noun

Widowhood.

Part of speech: noun

A man whose wife is dead and who has not married again.

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Usage examples "widower":

  1. Bayfield was a man just the wrong side of fifty, and a widower. - "The Triumph of Hilary Blachland", Bertram Mitford.
  2. He had long been a widower, and his three children, who in days gone by had sung here under the trees the song about common humanity, the while blowing their noses with their fingers, had now left him. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.
  3. Yes- he was a widower. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.