Definition of widowhood in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪdəʊhʊd


[mass noun]
  • The state or period of being a widow or widower: the loneliness of widowhood
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    • Provided that this has been purchased for a period of 13 weeks prior to widowhood, the sum of 10s weekly will be paid during the remainder of life or period of widowhood.
    • It may indeed not be essential one marry at all: one may choose celibacy to satisfy a special calling, or out of widowhood, necessity of age or physical condition, or simply according to disposition.
    • In the second year of widowhood, Heinz withdrew into her grief and accepted a doctor's advice to go on Prozac.

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