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 ?
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.
He had released my arm and was standing rigid and motionless in the center of the illuminated roadway, staring like one bereft of sense.
Soon after the marriage of the young people, the worthy doctor returned to Chertsey, where, bereft of the presence of his old friends, he would have been discontented if his temperament had admitted of such a feeling; and would have turned quite peevish if he had known how.
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.
The poor man was very uncomfortable, for the children had bereft him of his wife, home was merely a nursery and the perpetual
Trapped, cheated, robbed, first by Ralph and then by Katharine, she seemed all dissolved in humiliation, and bereft of anything she could call her own.
Does one ever feel bereft when one picks up one's chips to light one's fire for one's evening meal?
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.
I could not raise them; a morbid sleep, full of hallucinations, bereft me of my being.
Voyt's last word, however, was that there was just enough in it--in the theory--for them to allow that she had not shown herself, on the occasion of their talk, wholly bereft of sense.
One and all, the faces of men and women seemed bereft of vitality, of interest, of thought, and, most of all, of hope.