Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was widowed in 2010, and neither Justice Sotomayor nor Justice Elena Kagan has a partner.
Some point out that many women who convert into the AUB are divorced, widowed, or single mothers.
Then when they were widowed, divorced, or moved to a nursing home, there was no available partner.
Personally, my BFFs and I usually breathe a sigh of relief when we are “widowed” for the weekend.
We define “single” as adults who have never been married or are divorced (but not those that are widowed).
Fully he had filled her widowed life, and been at least a loving child, a good son.
She had rejoiced for his happy spirit, and now she mourned her own widowed lot.
Marcia had been widowed so long before that this event could make no outward change in her.
He then invited his widowed sister to live with him and take charge of his child.
No;—there could be, there could have been, nothing now between him and the widowed Countess of Ongar.
Old English widewe, widuwe, from Proto-Germanic *widewo (cf. Old Saxon widowa, Old Frisian widwe, Middle Dutch, Dutch weduwe, Dutch weeuw, Old High German wituwa, German Witwe, Gothic widuwo), from PIE adj. *widhewo (cf. Sanskrit vidhuh "lonely, solitary," vidhava "widow;" Avestan vithava, Latin vidua, Old Church Slavonic vidova, Russian vdova, Old Irish fedb, Welsh guedeu "widow;" Persian beva, Greek eitheos "unmarried man;" Latin viduus "bereft, void"), from root *weidh- "to separate" (cf. second element in Latin di-videre "to divide;" see with).
As a prefix to a name, attested from 1570s. Meaning "short line of type" (especially at the top of a column) is 1904 print shop slang. Widow's mite is from Mark xii:43. Widow's peak is from the belief that hair growing to a point on the forehead is an omen of early widowhood, suggestive of the "peak" of a widow's hood. Widow maker "anything lethally dangerous" first recorded 1945, originally among loggers, in reference to dead trees, etc. The widow bird (1747) so-called in reference to the long black tail feathers of the males, suggestive of widows' veils.
c.1300; see widow (n.). Related: Widowed; widowing.
A small town; jerk town: A Wide Place in the Road (1930s+ Truckers fr Western)