Widowed
Widow Wid"ow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Widowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Widowing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle. [1913 Webster]

Though in thus city he Hath widowed and unchilded many a one, Which to this hour bewail the injury. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave. [1913 Webster]

The widowed isle, in mourning, Dries up her tears. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Tress of their shriveled fruits Are widowed, dreary storms o'er all prevail. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

Mourn, widowed queen; forgotten Sion, mourn. --Heber. [1913 Webster]

3. To endow with a widow's right. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To become, or survive as, the widow of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Let me be married to three kings in a forenoon, and widow them all. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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