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verb as in deprive

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Although the study didn’t calculate the ratio globally, more than 6 million have died worldwide, undoubtedly leaving tens of millions bereaved.

That’s roughly triple the death toll so far, leaving behind 116,900 parentally bereaved kids.

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She will thee bereave of almost every joy, the fair-faced foster-child of Heimir.

To whom, think ye, is your life of such consequence, that they should seek to bereave ye of it?

And, dear sweetheart, be not afraid that you shall be left without a lover; that I shall bereave you!

But as a taste of blood will infuriate a hound, so her own laughter seemed to bereave Bianca of all restraint.

Fortuna opes auferre, non animum potest—Fortune may bereave us of wealth, but not of courage.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bereave, such as: dispossess, divest, leave, oust, rob, and sadden.

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