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be widowed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe widowedbe widowedMARRYif someone is widowed, their husband or wife dies She was widowed at the age of 25.see thesaurus at married widowed
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be widowedHe's gone to stay with his widowed mother in Florida.In contrast 50 percent of women aged 65 + and 18 percent of men are widowed.Just under 4 in 10 women aged 65 or over are married and one half are widowed.Tony's mother was widowed at the age of 23 with three children.One half of all women aged 65+ are widowed, compared to just one fifth of men in this age group.Others are widowed or divorced, and hate being the odd one out among friends who are all couples.If a woman without sons is widowed, she is the ultimate casualty.This was the shop which had been run by Eb's Aunt Emily ever since she was widowed, thirty years earlier.Carla was widowed very young.Carla Miller was widowed when a tractor rolled over on her husband.
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