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And the lady blessed Evelyn, and felt that, if bereaved, she was not alone.

Therefore, like a bereaved mother, she only gave herself the more to her father.

Where was the beautiful friendship that had been the comfort, the prop of her bereaved life?

For a moment he felt as if Vere were bereaved, were motherless.

I listened to him and remembered an afternoon's visit to a bereaved mother.

And she must go on immediately to comfort that bereaved soul.

But I found I was not the only man in the command who was bereaved of his first love.

That will occupy the minds and energies of thousands who have been bereaved as you have.

Only yesterday she had been wondering what bereaved women felt about God.

All were past their prime and bereaved, and one was nearly blind.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bereafian "to deprive of, take away, seize, rob," from be + reafian "rob, plunder," from Proto-Germanic *raubojanan, from PIE *reup- "to snatch" (see rapid). A common Germanic formation (cf. Old Frisian birava "despoil," Old Saxon biroban, Dutch berooven, Old High German biroubon, German berauben, Gothic biraubon). Since mid-17c., mostly in reference to life, hope, loved ones, and other immaterial possessions. Past tense forms bereaved and bereft have co-existed since 14c., now slightly differentiated in meaning, the former applied to loss of loved ones, the latter to circumstances.

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