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comment What would you call the husband of a widow?
Sorry, but widower is what you call a man whose wife has died. Thus only a living man may be called a widower. OP is asking for what you call a living woman's dead husband.
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comment What would you call the husband of a widow?
deceased is, perhaps, better than dead, but it is pretty brusque and clinical. Departed is a euphemism for dead and is so because it alludes to the person "passing on" to a new stage of existence rather than ceasing to exist which may be of comfort to survivors.
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comment Antonym of “Portable” in the context of a computer programme?
@SarahofGaia- Please define what you mean by ad hoc- I don't think calling a non-portable app as an installed app is in any way ad hoc.
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comment Is 'gotten' a proper/legitimate word?
@tchrist- Don’t you mean, “and should be gotten rid of.”?
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comment What's the difference between “roe” and “caviar”?
In the United States and Canada, [...]caviar must come from sturgeon roe. [...] In Europe, however, the term caviar is reserved exclusively for the roe of sturgeon. ?!? Culinary Lore needs better writers.
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comment Clauses related by two uses of “the + adjective”
possible duplicate of "The bigger, the better"
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comment The meaning of 0% and 100% as opposed to other percentages?
It's a legal thing. If they claimed 100% and, as Dan points out, even one got through, they could be sued.
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comment Is there any other words to describe “willing to do anything for love”?
are you looking for something along the lines of hard up and pathetic or more like "wrapped around her little finger"?
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comment “Queuing twice for a cup of coffee is once too many.” Is this correct?
I would say it's twice too many. ( I can't stand coffee)
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comment Word for something that's worth remarking about
You could go for litotes: Developers spend a not insignificant amount of time...
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comment Word to describe a person who doesn't come here for the first time (or antonym of first-timer)?
maybe a past attendee?
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comment Word to describe a person who doesn't come here for the first time (or antonym of first-timer)?
idiomatically we say, "All of you who have been here before" raise your hand.
2d
comment What does it exactly mean to be sharp?
@Tomi- you have asked a lot of questions here all related to quick wittedness , astuteness, being sharp, etc. They are becoming rather cyclic. What, fundamentally, is your question?
2d
comment What's a better word for “evoke” in the phrase “evoke a realization”?
And then it hit me like a ton of bricks...
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comment A word to mean the act of making two things equivalent?
I think the word you're after is equation, but I suspect you won't like that word. Why not just say, "No it isn't." "No, I don't think it is." "I'm pretty sure that's not true." "I'm not sure that's true." "In what way is that true?"
Aug
27
comment Word for emotional state of jealous satisfaction from the whirlwind reaping of others
Ok- got it: hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage
Aug
27
comment Word for emotional state of jealous satisfaction from the whirlwind reaping of others
Are you sure about your use of the word jealous? If I understand your question correctly, you are asking about some sort of cruel satisfaction - taking pleasure in seeing others get their comeuppance- an opportune time for them to quip, "karma's a bitch huh?" But I don't think I'd be jealous of them at that point.
Aug
27
comment Does this numeronym abbreviation syntax have a specific name?
Maybe we invent a name: medial count substitution (m21n)
Aug
27
answered Whats another word for someone perceptive?
Aug
27
comment Do any style guides recommend an apostrophe at the end for double possessors? (John and Jacks' house)
related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/120449/…