bereft


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be·reft

 (bĭ-rĕft′)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of bereave.
adj.
1.
a. Deprived of something: They are bereft of their dignity.
b. Lacking something needed or expected: "Today's graduates seem keenly aware that the future is bereft of conventional expectations" (Bruce Weber).
2. Suffering the death of a loved one; bereaved: the bereft parents.

bereft

(bɪˈrɛft)
adj
(usually foll by of) deprived; parted (from): bereft of hope.

be•reft

(bɪˈrɛft)

v.
1. a pt. and pp. of bereave.
adj.
2. deprived.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bereft - unhappy in lovebereft - unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
unloved - not loved
2.bereft - sorrowful through loss or deprivationbereft - sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

bereft

adjective
bereft of deprived of, without, minus, lacking in, devoid of, cut off from, parted from, sans (archaic), robbed of, empty of, denuded of The place seemed to be utterly bereft of human life.

bereft

adjective
Having been given up and left alone:
Translations
مَحْروم، مُجَرَّدٌ مِن
zbavený
berøvetfrarøvet
megfosztott
sviptur
netekęspraradęs
zaudējis
mahrumyitirmişyoksun

bereft

[bɪˈreft] ADJ (frm) to be bereft of (= not have to hand) → estar desprovisto de; (= not possess) → estar falto de; (= be robbed) → ser despojado de

bereft

[bɪˈrɛft] adj [person] (= lonely) → perdu(e)
to be bereft of sth (= without) → être dépourvu(e) de qch

bereft

adj to be bereft of somethingeiner Sache (gen)bar sein (geh); his life was bereft of happinessseinem Leben fehlte jegliches Glück

bereft

[bɪˈrɛft] adj (frm) to be bereft of sthessere privo/a di qc

bereft

(biˈreft) adjective
(with of) having had something taken away. bereft of speech.
References in classic literature ?
The poor man was very uncomfortable, for the children had bereft him of his wife, home was merely a nursery and the perpetual
He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.
Does one ever feel bereft when one picks up one's chips to light one's fire for one's evening meal?
His lonely daughter, bereft of her final hope and reliance, appealed to them both too strongly.
A pale light, rising in the outer air, fell straight upon the bed; and on it, plundered and bereft, unwatched, unwept, uncared for, was the body of this man.
I forget in detail what they were, but I have a general recollection that he was to begin with reviving the Drama, and to end with crushing it; inasmuch as his decease would leave it utterly bereft and without a chance or hope.
One will pass all the hours of the night seated at the foot of some oak or rock, and there, without having closed his weeping eyes, the sun finds him in the morning bemused and bereft of sense; and another without relief or respite to his sighs, stretched on the burning sand in the full heat of the sultry summer noontide, makes his appeal to the compassionate heavens, and over one and the other, over these and all, the beautiful Marcela triumphs free and careless.
The expression of sorrow in Meriem's eyes expressed only what she sincerely felt; but it was not the sorrow of a woman bereft of her best beloved.
I could not raise them; a morbid sleep, full of hallucinations, bereft me of my being.
A woman sits and weaves with fingers deft Her story of the flower-lit stream, Threading the jasper gauze in dream, Till like faint smoke it dies; and she, bereft, Recalls the parting words that died Under the casement some far eventide, And stays the disappointed loom, While from the little lonely room Into the lonely night she peers, And, like the rain, unheeded fall her tears.
This appalling sight almost bereft me of my senses, and finding that I could no longer be of service to any one in the house, my only desire was to fly.
Like a lioness caught in the toils with huntsmen hemming her in on every side she thought and thought till she sank into a slumber, and lay on her bed bereft of thought and motion.