At length a county-widower, with a daughter of fourteen, opened negotiations with the lady; and as it was a part either of the native dignity or of the artificial policy of Mrs General (but certainly one or the other) to comport herself as if she were much more sought than seeking, the widower
pursued Mrs General until he prevailed upon her to form his daughter's mind and manners.
Members of the family and intimate friends were told by Daniel Jansenius that the widower
had acted in a blackguard way, and that the Janseniuses did not care two-pence whether he came or stayed at home; that, but for the indecency of the thing, they were just as glad that he was keeping away.
Since then my son has become a widower
and has gone travelling.
"She ought not to have worn a chignon," answered Madame Nikolaeva, who had long ago made up her mind that if the elderly widower
she was angling for married her, the wedding should be of the simplest.
"Alas!" groaned Porthos, "I am a widower
and have forty thousand francs a year.
He's a widower
, thirty-six years old, without any children, and is proud of his money and overbearing, and everybody is a little afraid of him.
She dreaded the performance of it, dreaded what its effect on Marianne might be; doubted whether after such an explanation she could ever be happy with another; and for a moment wished Willoughby a widower
. Then, remembering Colonel Brandon, reproved herself, felt that to HIS sufferings and his constancy far more than to his rival's, the reward of her sister was due, and wished any thing rather than Mrs.
Her mother's first husband had been a certain Doctor Wragge -- a widower
with young children; and one of those children was now the unmilitary-looking captain, whose address was "Post-office, Bristol." Mrs.
"Mamma, one need not be ashamed of his being a widower
He was a widower
when he came, and a widower
he remained, despite the fact that gossip regularly married him to this, that, or the other one, every year of his sojourn.
He told them, moreover, how his lord, if he brought him a favourable answer from the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, was to put himself in the way of endeavouring to become an emperor, or at least a monarch; for it had been so settled between them, and with his personal worth and the might of his arm it was an easy matter to come to be one: and how on becoming one his lord was to make a marriage for him (for he would be a widower
by that time, as a matter of course) and was to give him as a wife one of the damsels of the empress, the heiress of some rich and grand state on the mainland, having nothing to do with islands of any sort, for he did not care for them now.
Effingham, already a widower
, transmitted to Marmaduke, for safe-keeping, all his valuable effects and papers; and left the colony without his father.