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She rested supinely against him, as if bereft of any strength of body or of soul.

Upbraid me with the loss of all of which you have bereft me.

Had he, too, been bereft in the hour of his proud and perfect joy?

For a moment Nuttall was bereft of speech by such ingratitude.

The knight's words restored to him the courage of which Rosamund's had bereft him.

It left her mute and stricken, bereft even of the power to curse him.

Despoiled of fortune; turned from the home where I have lived from my childhood; bereft of all!

There was gladness and joy every where, save in that heart which was now bereft of all.

He must have though me bereft of my senses to be paddling about at that hour of the night.

For has he not first distressed a family, and then left it bereft of its protector?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., past participle adjective from bereave (v.).

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