Widowhood

Wid"ow*hood

(?), n. 1. The state of being a widow; the time during which a woman is widow; also, rarely, the state of being a widower.
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Johnson clung to her memory during a widowhood of more than thirty years.
Leslie Stephen.
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2. Estate settled on a widow. [Obs.] "I 'll assure her of her widowhood . . . in all my lands." Shak.
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