Widower

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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.

Widower

A man who has not remarried following the death of his wife.
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But now," he said, "that you are a widower, your wife's connection cannot injure you.
The key proffered him by the bereaved widower being a large one, he slips his two-foot rule into a side-pocket of his flannel trousers made for it, and deliberately opens his flannel coat, and opens the mouth of a large breast-pocket within it before taking the key to place it in that repository.
For one like myself--a widower so long-- these tokens of female care and superintendence have inexpressible charms.
At length a county-widower, with a daughter of fourteen, opened negotiations with the lady; and as it was a part either of the native dignity or of the artificial policy of Mrs General (but certainly one or the other) to comport herself as if she were much more sought than seeking, the widower pursued Mrs General until he prevailed upon her to form his daughter's mind and manners.
The widower then finding Mrs General both inconvenient and expensive, became of a sudden almost as much affected by her merits as the archdeacon had been, and circulated such praises of her surpassing worth, in all quarters where he thought an opportunity might arise of transferring the blessing to somebody else, that Mrs General was a name more honourable than ever.
Mr Dorrit's bankers, as bankers of the county- widower, instantly said, 'Mrs General.
Douglas in London, he being at that time a widower.
She is also a grief coach, owner of "Rings of Remembrance" an elegant retail offering of mourning rings, and the founder and organizer of social clubs for widows and widowers in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The Widower's Guide to a New Life" will help new widowers meet such challenges as: how to find consolation through friends, work and prayer; how to start over in terms of new activities, dating and a social life; and how to know when and if a new love relationship is right for you.
However, many widowers and samesex partners are losing out on pensions, says the TUC.
Previously, pensions granted to widows and widowers through social insurance or under any pension scheme had been exempted from income tax.
Surely if any pensioners deserved a guarantee of a triple lock pension rise it is the war disabled veteran, war widows and widowers.