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(of a previously married person) Whose spouse has died; who has become a widow or widower.
Simple past tense and past participle of widow.
Cynthia's widowed mother was a librarian in a small Indiana town.
Soon after, she became widowed after losing her husband suddenly.
Alford's early years were passed with his widowed father, who was curate of Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire.
By contrast, the widowed countess Isabel lacked her late husband's political clout.
It is Diamond Jubilee Year, and the Duchess of Albany, Queen Victoria's widowed daughter-in-law, is to perform the opening ceremony.
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