half-widow
 n.— «Graham Cardwell has shown no inclination to return to his family, and, since he had done nothing illegal, the police are keeping his whereabouts secret. So Jane, too, remains a half-widow, the mystery of her husband’s vanishing as painfully opaque as ever.» —“The Vanishing Season” Independent (United Kingdom) Oct. 10, 1999. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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