bereavement bereavement  /bə ˈriv mənt/


  • (n) state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one


  1. Her bereavement makes her powerful.
  2. A month later, when his mother died at 85, he seemed swathed in bereavement.
  3. Serious medical illness, a change in work where people retire at 65 or are forced out, or a bereavement about the death of a spouse.


  1. Rays place Cobb on bereavement list, recall Odorizzi

    The Rays have placed Alex Cobb on the bereavement list following the passing of his grandmother. To fill Cobb's place on the roster, the Rays have recalled Jake Odorizzi.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  2. Hospice 'Kids' Kamp'

    Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. will host its yearly children's bereavement camp at Deerasic Park on June 24-26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. This free camp is for children ages 6-12 who have experienced losses. Many activities, including fishing, hiking, music, art and games, are planned.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

  3. COPE’s 7th Annual Golf Outing Raises Record Breaking Funds to Support its Bereavement Programs Including its Upcoming ...

    COPE’S 7th annual golf outing on May 20, 2013 raises record breaking funds to support its bereavement programs including its children's bereavement camp, COPE Camp Erin NYC. COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a grief and healing organization helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "What we don't know is whether the Internet is playing a key factor in this," Moon told Reuters. "What's concerning is that you're getting Internet bereavement walls. That's not going to help anyone."
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: Madeleine Moon Source: Washington Post

  2. "I have ever thought no bereavement was equal to that of a husband's or a wife's," he wrote, "but I feel it difficult to believe that any can be greater, or any one's sorrow greater, than mine."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: John Henry Newman Source: The Guardian

  3. "Obviously, the issue of what some refer to as bereavement payments -- or a number of different names for them -- is an issue of some sensitivity that we are taking a look at," McCormack told reporters. "It is an issue that commonly turns up...
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Sean McCormack Source: Reuters

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