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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.
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Widow

A woman who has not remarried following the death of her husband.
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Augustine's treatise also makes explicit and repeated mention of the profession of a vow of widowhood: "The purpose of this profession is, not that a Catholic widow be anything more than a member of Christ, but that she have a better place, than a married woman, among the members of Christ." (21) And further, "The good of widowed chastity is becoming after a brighter fashion, in that in order to make a vow and profession of it, females may despise what is both pleasing and lawful.
Three years later, the women who had been recently widowed at the start of the study reported marked improvements in mental health and social activity, with smaller gains in physical health.
Yet some women were clearly engaged in the cloth trade for commercial purposes, for on 7 August 1527, Janebra de Barros, resident of Vyanaa, was registered owing 800 reis on import duties, while Maria Fernandez, widowed lady living in Vyvyanaa, owed 340 reis for her imported cargo of textiles.
Many readers have wondered how Debba can have both a widow for a mother and a living father, Ernest's Kamba "father-in-law." Of course, one might suppose that the Widow has been widowed in a second marriage or that within Kamba kinship patterns Debba's "father" could be someone other than the husband of her mother--perhaps a paternal uncle.
Raven been a patron of the theater some years earlier, he might have seen George Chapman's The Widow's Tears (1604), in which Tharsalio defies the guards set to keep him away from the widowed countess Eudora, bribing and threatening his way into her presence to accost her with irresistible promises of carnal delight.
ABSTRACT: Sixty-four older women who had been widowed for several years were interviewed about their attitudes towards men and remarriage.
Widowed A social club for widows and widowers, covering Anglesey, Bangor, Caernarfon and Llyn, will meet in The Boatyard, Garth Road, Bangor on Wednesday May 2 at 12.15pm and every first Wednesday of every month, usually in Bangor or Caernarfon.
Once widowed, women in many countries often confront a denial of inheritance and land rights, degrading and life-threatening mourning and burial rites and other forms of widow abuse.
Once widowed, the women often confront a denial of inheritance and land rights, degrading and life-threatening mourning and burial rites and other forms of widow abuse.
My own case is as follows: I have been widowed seven and a half years; left with a house on mortgage; burdened with all maintenance, extortioniate rates etc irrespective of the fact that I live alone.
The last section presents the proprieties of the widowed estate and ends with Erasmus's early eulogy of his first patron, the widow Berta Heyen.
In light of the new findings, Siegel suggests that churches, temples and community organizations consider developing aggressive outreach programs offering emotional support to widowed men after the death of a family member.