Widow

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Widow

A woman whose husband has died. In many countries, widows are eligible for certain state benefits. Widows generally receive at least a portion of their husband's pension or other retirement plan. Likewise, a man whose wife has died is called a widower.

Widow

A woman who has not remarried following the death of her husband.
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She says, "Being widowed twice in four years gives me a unique voice to speak on the faithfulness of God, the power of prayer, and finding joy in difficult circumstances.
A few years ago I was given PS1 extra for my son; this was knocked off my widowed mother's allowance.
Even after they were widowed they were linked to their deceased husbands.
Likewise, widowed in her twenties, 62-year-old Lakhi from Kolkata immediately chose to move to Vrindavan.
It's sadly no secret that in today's age, women in many African societies are breed into some of the most deplorable situations when they become widowed.
In countries embroiled in conflicts, women are often widowed young and must bear the heavy burden of caring for their children amid fighting and displacement with no help or support.
Summary: UNITED NATIONS: At least 245 million women around the world have been widowed and more than 115 million of them live in devastating poverty, according to a new study launched Tuesday night by Cherie Blair, wife of the former British prime minister.
Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for The Young Widow" is a self-help guide for those who have been widowed at a young age.
Francis Barker, Katharine Eisaman Maus, and others have argued for the complex interrelationships between theatricality and different ideologies of inwardness and privacy in the period, and this particular play by Chapman pursues similar questions in relation to the particularly troubling subject of a widowed woman's sexual value and meaning.
At the end of the India-Pakistan War of 1971, thousands of widowed womenere left to fend for themselves.
New rules coming into force next year mean women widowed after April 2006 will keep their pension if they find love again.
Eilisa was widowed in 2003 when crazed former US Marine David Bieber shot PC Broadhurst dead and injured two of his colleagues.