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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bereave  \Be*reave"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bereaved},  {Bereft}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bereaving.}]  [OE.  bireven  AS  bere['a]fian. 
  See  {Be-},  and  {Reave.}] 
  1.  To  make  destitute;  to  deprive;  to  strip;  --  with  of  before 
  the  person  or  thing  taken  away 
 
  Madam,  you  have  bereft  me  of  all  words  --Shak. 
 
  Bereft  of  him  who  taught  me  how  to  sing.  --Tickell. 
 
  2.  To  take  away  from  [Obs.] 
 
  All  your  interest  in  those  territories  Is  utterly 
  bereft  you  all  is  lost.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  take  away  [Obs.] 
 
  Shall  move  you  to  bereave  my  life.  --Marlowe. 
 
  Note:  The  imp.  and  past  pple.  form  bereaved  is  not  used  in 
  reference  to  immaterial  objects.  We  say  bereaved  or 
  bereft  by  death  of  a  relative,  bereft  of  hope  and 
  strength. 
 
  Syn:  To  dispossess;  to  divest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bereft  \Be*reft"\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  Bereave. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bereft 
  adj  1:  unhappy  in  love;  suffering  from  unrequited  love  [syn:  {lovelorn}, 
  {unbeloved}] 
  2:  sorrowful  through  loss  or  deprivation;  "bereft  of  hope" 
  [syn:  {bereaved},  {grief-stricken},  {grieving},  {mourning(a)}, 
  {sorrowing(a)}] 




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