- Although abandoned by her husband, she doesn't want to be a sad abandoned wife.
- I did learn about the wretchedness of abandoned wives, single mothers, widows; but I also learned about the wretchedness of lone men.
- The cruel man abandoned his wife and child.
- I did learn about the wretchedness of abandoned wives, single mothers, widows;
- His wife was a constant inspiration to him.
- He abandoned his wife and child.