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Queen Dowager Line breaks: Queen Dow|ager

Definition of Queen Dowager in English:


The widow of a king.
Example sentences
  • Later that year he married Margaret, queen dowager of Scotland.
  • Further, she had additional income prised from the Church as well as her inheritance as queen dowager of France.
  • Demure, retiring but not shy, Lady Jane listened and learned, finding the happiness and warmth in the Queen Dowager's company she had never been given at home.

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