dowager


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a widow holding property received from her deceased husband

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Baron Funke has been recommended to the Dowager Empress by her sister," was all she said, in a dry and mournful tone.
The Dowager for a moment gave him an angry look; but tossed it off with her head and her fan, and pursued the tenor of her way in her former manner.
Papa Meagles,' returned the Dowager, with an affable smile, but with the bloom on her cheeks standing out a little more vividly than usual as the neighbouring surface became paler,'probably not.
The Dowager here made a smiling obeisance, rather to the room than to any one in it, and therewith took a final farewell of Papa and Mama Meagles.
Thenceforth the Dowager, with a light and careless humour, often recounted to her particular acquaintance how, after a hard trial, she had found it impossible to know those people who belonged to Henry's wife, and who had made that desperate set to catch him.
Had I not seen, at a morning concert, the demdest little fascinator in all the world, and while that little fascinator is my wife, may not all the countesses and dowagers in England be--'
The two proud dowagers, Lady Lynn and Lady Ingram, confabulate together.
The Dowager Duchess of Waveney, though she kept open house for members of Parliament, would have drawn the line at monkeys.
My dear Bantam,' said the Dowager Lady Snuphanuph coaxingly, 'find us some nice creature to make up this table; there's a good soul.
They were gone some time, and Cecil was left with the dowagers.
A despicable dowager is believed to be murderedd by one of her servants in the next episode of "iZombie.
Downton Abbey actress Dame Maggie stayed away from the Los Angeles ceremony but won a best supporting actress gong for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the hit period drama.
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China.
Bid farewell to the Earl and his household It's the tail-end of 1925, when Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) gets a new-fangled contraption called a hairdryer, and the Dowager (Dame Maggie Smith) finds out about Spratt's moonlighting.
AFor those bereft at the thought of no more fabulously waspish asides from the Dowager Countess, Sundays may never be the same again.