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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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widowwid‧ow /ˈwɪdəʊ $ -doʊ/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 SSFMARRYa woman whose husband has died and who has not married again an elderly widow who was attacked and robbed last month a wealthy widowsee thesaurus at married2 football/golf etc widow
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widowMr Jarvis died yesterday, leaving a widow and four children.He left a widow and three children.Also patron of divorce, infidelity, and widows.The grieving widow was rich and powerful enough to hound anyone through the courts.The excused forewoman is a 55-year-old widow who works as a supervisor for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.Mourners at the funeral included Paul's widow, Sarah Jones.Conservative Members asked, why just a pensioner - what about a single widow?She is the widow of the head of the clan and so hers is the largest house.She is a petite, trim widow of 73 who dresses stylishly and lives in a beautifully decorated Longwood home.A massive collection was made for Charlton's young widow and four children.
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