EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOWAGER
I promise you I will,' said the dowager—'here, take the rod!'
The two countesses had no outlines at all, and the dowager's was a demd outline.
The Dowager and "my daughter" left that dinner table trembling all over.
Milo and Eddie, backed by the Dowager and the Duchess, done the real fishing.
"I dote on 'em," comes back the Dowager, and "my daughter" owned up that she "adored" 'em.
The Dowager with a ready anxiety repeated to them his commands.
Either he had forgotten her, or he was dead, as the Dowager said.
The Dowager dropped her arm and turned to issue a command to Fortunio.
The woman moved forward, and he saw as he had suspected, that it was the Dowager herself.
He looked up and saw the Dowager, and, behind her, the figure of her son.
1520s, from Middle French douagere "widow with a dower" literally "pertaining to a dower," from douage "dower," from douer "endow," from Latin dotare, from dos (genitive dotis) "dowry" (see dowry).