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 Meanings and Examples of BEREAVE
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bereave
 v.  deprive and make desolate, especially by death
Classic Sentence:
1  The Baptist and Methodist ministers who performed them had no set prayers but extemporized as the circumstances demanded and seldom stopped before all mourners were in tears and the bereaved feminine relatives screaming with grief.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
2  He was decorously clad in black, his linen frilly and starched, and his manner was all that custom demanded from an old friend paying a call of sympathy on one bereaved.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
3  Leaving the bereaved old man alone with his sorrows, Duncan immediately returned into the open air, too much excited himself to seek the repose he had recommended to his veteran friend.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
4  Then with a mutual impulse the two bereaved women flung themselves into each other's arms and had a good, consoling cry, and then parted.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  It was a great augmentation of my uneasiness to be bereaved, at this eventful crisis, of the inestimable services of Miss Mills.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
6  That bereaved lady, fifteen years older than he, fell presently at deadly feud with her only relative, Lady Scadgers; and, partly to spite her ladyship, and partly to maintain herself, went out at a salary.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
7  The blinds of Mrs. Peniston's drawing-room were drawn down against the oppressive June sun, and in the sultry twilight the faces of her assembled relatives took on a fitting shadow of bereavement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
8  But Judy, though she must have been apprised of Miss Bart's return, had not even recognized it by the formal note of condolence which her friend's bereavement demanded.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
9  I longed to be his; I panted to return: it was not too late; I could yet spare him the bitter pang of bereavement.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  'I was aware that you sustained a bereavement, sir, some time ago,' said Mr. Chillip.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
11  In some manner he had learned of my own sad bereavement, and his sympathy was shown in his manner rather than in his words.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
Example Sentence:
1  Parents have joined with health experts to produce a video for bereaved families.
2  He was bereaved of his wife last year.
3  Mr Dinkins visited the bereaved family to offer comfort.
4  The plane crash bereaved her of her busband.
5  He found the doleful lamentations of the bereaved family emotionally disturbing and he left as quickly as he could.
6  His friends gathered to console him upon his sudden bereavement.
7  A "sorry" button so people don't have to "like" status updates concerning bereavements or other sad news items was well received, but a suggestion to introduce a ‘dislike' button was met with criticism.