widowerhood

wid·ow·er·hood

 (wĭd′ō-ər-ho͝od′)
n.
The condition or period of being a widower.

widowerhood

(ˈwɪdəʊərhʊd)
n
the condition or period of being a widower
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And add to that his widowerhood, his children, his ruined property, his debts, and the woman with whom he had fallen in love!
138]), while the colloquialism "Mum's the word," in the same stanza, suggests a jokey allusion to Graves's "mother, bride and layer-out." In the final version of the poem, however, these Gravesian touches are toned down, so that reference to Simpson's widowerhood is reduced to the laconic half line "His wife is gone," and the draft's repeated framing of their meeting against a spectacular sunset--in which a thundercloud like molten rock ("solid as bubbling jet" [p.
It was noticeable in his early widowerhood how deep the affection between him and his sons.
Widowerhood has no spotlight because it was seen as a transitory phase in the life of a man, somewhere between the most recent wife and the next.
He highlighted widowerhood and physical illness amongst reasons why the older Spanish population do not have sexual intercourse.
Still, the fact that at least one-third were remarried or in committed relationships with women renders van den Hoonaard's conclusions about the experience of widowerhood somewhat problematic.
Among their topics are older parents and their adult children, brothers and sisters, grandparenting, widowhood and widowerhood, and implications of globalization and transnational communities for family life in old age.
There was something undeniably appealing about Luckan's tales of his fine breeding, that of his racehorses, their shared manorial residence in Shropshire, and his state of widowerhood. He hadn't mentioned a weak heart but, as Andrea was fond of saying, "hope springs eternal, doesn't it, luv?"
Thus Jerome, consoling his friend Pammachius on his widowerhood, urges him to "seek him on your bed at night whom your soul loves" (Song of Songs 3:1), to confess, "I sleep, but my heart wakes" (5:2).
Their respective routes to widowerhood affected their kinship ties, specifically whether they had children, grandchildren, and in-laws.
Through recurring widowerhood and judicious remarriage he became a very wealthy man; his generosity and love of the arts, particularly music, were legendary.