The condition or period of being a widower. (noun)
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Use "widowerhood" in a sentence
"By the end of this ploddingbook, we sense that Lynley will return to New Scotland Yard once he has completed the coastal walk whose ending will coincide with his acceptance of widowerhood."
"And add to that his widowerhood, his children, his ruined property, his debts, and the woman with whom he had fallen in love!"
"And in up to 15 percent of elderly men followed longitudinally there was an increased level of sexual interest and activity at a certain point in old age such as after recovery from the grieving period of widowerhood."