widow's weeds

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Noun1.widow's weeds - a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourningwidow's weeds - a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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But I can tell these walking blocks that we will live in spite of them, and in great houses too, though we die of hunger and cover our flesh, be it delicate or not, with widow's weeds, as one covers or hides a dunghill on a procession day.
Graham, and she is in mourning - not widow's weeds, but slightish mourning - and she is quite young, they say, - not above five or six and twenty, - but so reserved!
In front of the inn, she met a woman wearing widow's weeds, and upon questioning her, learned that she was looking for a cook.
Stop thief!' some artists had, it seems, put a trick upon a shopkeeper, and being pursued, some of them fled one way, and some another; and one of them was, they said, dressed up in widow's weeds, upon which the mob gathered about me, and some said I was the person, others said no.
The expression "widow's weeds" was still in vogue then.
In the same vein, there was a smiling Jacqueline Kennedy, moments before JFK's assassination, as well as a second canvas with a grieving first lady in her widow's weeds, both titled Jackie, 1964.
Like obsolete typewriter ribbons, rusty widow's weeds,
He would have them let go of their mourning and misery as one would shed widow's weeds after a period of grief and loss.
Shrouded in widow's weeds, the dynamic thesp collapses in an attitude of abject despair that she holds for a very long stage minute in this production from Manhattan Theater Club.
The overtranslation that results in the English title Wild Grass, in which the individual characters of a binome are translated separately, and the additional image of widow's weeds that the translation Weeds produces are therefore not to be discounted out of hand, or at least on the grounds that they are not part of the original text.
Special bonnets, heavy "weeping veils" of black crepe, and gowns - her "widow's weeds" - covered her almost entirely, which the rules demanded should be worn for at least a year and an a day and sometimes as long as four years after a loved one's death.