When you look at happiness studies, you see that people acclimate to even terrible events: widowhood, divorce, terrible injuries.
They generally granted outdoor relief to widows for the first few weeks of their widowhood, and were often driven to extend it.
In the first year of her widowhood she had first met Langham; she was then twenty-one.
Her year and a half of widowhood had been one long-continued period of quiet ecstasy.
Do we not all know of women who in widowhood take care of their families?
The ten months' widowhood insisted on by the law had now elapsed some few days since.
But if he loved her he would have mentioned her with affection, if only to console her in her widowhood.
"There are worse fates than widowhood for war brides," he said, brutally.
They pitied the bereavement to which widowhood in the most cruel of forms was now added.
After a widowhood of some years she had been induced to marry again.