bereavement


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be·reave

 (bĭ-rēv′)
tr.v. be·reaved or be·reft (-rĕft′), be·reav·ing, be·reaves
1. To take a loved one from (a person), especially by death: "Cry aloud for the man who is dead, for the woman and children bereaved" (Alan Paton).
2. To take something valuable or necessary from (a person or thing): "He was subject to fits, which bereaved him ... of his senses" (David Hume).

[Middle English bireven, to deprive, from Old English berēafian; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

be·reave′ment n.
be·reav′er n.

bereavement

(bɪˈriːvmənt)
n
1. the condition of having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death
2. a death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bereavement - state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved onebereavement - state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
sorrowfulness, sadness, sorrow - the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

bereavement

noun loss, death, misfortune, deprivation, affliction, tribulation those who have suffered a bereavement
Translations
فاجِعَه، مَوْت
úmrtíztráta
tab
ástvinamissir
úmrtie

bereavement

[bɪˈriːvmənt] N (= loss) → pérdida f; (= mourning) → duelo m; (= sorrow) → pesar m

bereavement

[bɪˈriːvmənt] n
(= loss of loved one) → perte f (d'un proche), deuil m
a family bereavement → un deuil familial
(= grief) → deuil mbereavement counselling (British) bereavement counseling (US) nsoutien m psychologique (aux personnes endeuillées)
She's been going for bereavement counselling since the death of her husband → Elle reçoit un soutien psychologique depuis la mort de son mari.bereavement counsellor (British) bereavement counselor (US) nchargé(e) m/f d'accompagnement (des familles endeuillées)

bereavement

n
(= death in family)Trauerfall m; owing to a/his recent bereavementwegen or aufgrund eines Trauerfalls/dieses für ihn so schmerzlichen Verlusts; to sympathize with somebody in his bereavementjds Leid teilen
(= feeling of loss)schmerzlicher Verlust; to feel a sense of bereavement at somethingetw als schmerzlichen Verlust empfinden

bereavement

[bɪˈriːvmənt] nlutto

bereaved

(biˈriːvd) adjective
having lost, through death, someone dear. a bereaved mother.
beˈreavement noun
The family has suffered two bereavements recently.

bereavement

n luto, dolor m emocional por la pérdida de un ser amado
References in classic literature ?
The latter's distraction at his bereavement is a subject too painful to be dwelt on; its after-effects showed how deep the sorrow sunk.
Our kind neighbours lamented that she, once so exalted in wealth and station, should be reduced to such extremity in her time of sorrow; but I am persuaded that she would have suffered thrice as much had she been left in affluence, with liberty to remain in that house, the scene of her early happiness and late affliction, and no stern necessity to prevent her from incessantly brooding over and lamenting her bereavement.
But Rachel's presence in it, after her recent bereavement, operated as a check on the gaieties of her cousins, the Miss Ablewhites--and she herself requested that her visit might be deferred to a more favourable opportunity.
I never in my life was more affected by the contemplation of happiness, under circumstances of privation and bereavement, than in my visits to these establishments.
His sister informed inquiring friends that she accompanied him, in the hope of finding consolation in change of scene after the bereavement that had fallen on her.
Alone, she now struggled to sustain them, when the dreadful certainty of their bereavement was at last impressed on their minds.
Korak's image was still often in her thoughts, but it aroused now a less well-defined sense of bereavement.
If you said a patient couldn't live another month the family prepared itself for a bereavement, and if then the patient lived on they visited the medical attendant with the resentment they felt at having tormented themselves before it was necessary.
The world was at least ignorant of its bereavement, while to me it was a real and terrible actuality.
That I should ever win the opposite slopes of the range I began to doubt, for though I am naturally sanguine, I imagine that the bereavement which had befallen me had cast such a gloom over my spirits that I could see no slightest ray of hope for the future.
And then in Monsieur Thuran's loss, if they are lost, you would suffer a severe bereavement," he ventured.
Again, when his grief under his bereavement completely overwhelmed him, he was triumphing in secret, and acting a part