Definition Of bereft


be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one's death.

the year after they had been bereaved

deprived of or lacking something, especially a nonmaterial asset.

her room was stark and bereft of color

Example Of bereft

  • A bereft woman stands near the rubble of her home, destroyed by bombs.

  • Access to politicians is the least of our worries - the problem is that politics is bereft of any vision that inspires us.

  • As I worked, I thought often of my own parents and how bereft and sad I felt in the days after their deaths.

  • But his wife's death left him bewildered and bereft .

  • But I was bereft , left, and wearing sorrow in the hottest sun Ireland had ever seen.

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