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My grandmother is a widow because her husband died in the war.
a widower: a man whose wife has died
to be widowed: to become a widow or widower, to suffer the death of a husband or wife
My sister has been widowed for five years. My sister's husband died 5 years ago.
UK: I was widowed at a very young age.
US: I'm starting a soccer team for widows and widowers.
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- "Clairette died a few years later, leaving Xavier a widower."
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