dowered

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dowered supplied with a dower or dowry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • p. a Dowered Furnished with, or as with, dower or a marriage portion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dowered furnished with dower
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Quotations

  • Edgar Fawcett
    Edgar Fawcett
    “At some glad moment was it nature's choice to dower a scrap of sunset with a voice?”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. douaire—Low L. dotarium—L. dotāre, to endow.

Usage

In literature:

He looked ten years older than his real age; yet time had only dowered him with a finer grace and charm.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
But legal doubts as to her dower (she not being twelve years of age) postponed her departure till the next year.
"Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1" by J. Endell Tyler
Let her beauty be her wedding dower, for me and my possessions she esteems not.
"Tales from Shakespeare" by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
No crime shall it be in you to marry them, provided you give them their dowers.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
Her manner was quiet and well-dowered with repressed humor.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
For your own position you are well dowered.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The latter was so much pleased with Ribera's genius, that be offered him his beautiful and well-dowered daughter in marriage.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
He is free of hand and kind of heart, and belike he would dower the maid, and find an honest man to wed her.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
And who, like earth, would spend that dower of heaven, With rank desire to joy it all at first?
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
I only wish that I had a dower to bring you.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

But when the mid-watch moonlight
Was shimmering through the grove,
He clasped his bride thrice dowered
With beauty and with love.
"Ernst Of Edelsheim" by John Hay
As shepherds on a Highland lea
Think lightly of the heather flower
Which makes the moorland's purple dower,
As far away as eye can see.
"To Alfred Tennyson - 1883" by Robert Fuller Murray
It crowns thee with a magic dower;
It makes thy windings ever sweet;
The Mary Scott of Dryhope Tower
Still follows thee with unseen feet.
"By Saint Mary's Lake" by Alexander Anderson
Has earth no charms beyond the power
Of mournful change? Yes! Virtue's bloom
And Truth's imperishable dower
Are not subjected to the tomb.
"Virtue and Truth Immortal" by John Bowring
She hath no pain or fear,
But by her Saviour's side
Expansion finds for every power;
And knowledge her angelic dower
An ever-flowing tide.
"Mrs. Margaret Walbridge," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Gold and glory and fleeting pleasure
Pass in dust or as melting cloud:
You can dower with eternal treasure
Heart uplifted and head unbowed.
"Middle Harbour" by John Le Gay Brereton

In news:

This six-bedroom house near Canterbury in England was built around 1910 as a dower house for the widow of the owner of the adjacent estate.
Mary Lou Dower , age 81, of Dunmore, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
On John Dower The Nation.
Dower of Massapequa, formerly of Mineola, passed away on July 27, 2012.
Sam Dower, a 6-9 center, is another big who is a junior this season.
And John Dower of MIT.
"Atrocities follow war as the jackal follows a wounded beast," John W Dower wrote in his history of the Second World War in the Pacific, War Without Mercy (1986).
Dower's attempt to even the scales between Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima is unsuccessful ("The Innocence of ' Pearl Harbor ,' " Op-Ed, June 3).
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