bereft bereft  /bə ˈrɛft/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) sorrowful through loss or deprivation
  2. (adj) unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love

Usage(s):

  1. He discovered physics at 14, when he was left bereft by the death of his cherished older brother Giulio during minor throat surgery.
  2. After ruling the nation for most of the past half-century, the LDP is clearly out of touch, bereft of ideas and discredited by countless scandals.
  3. Frank was right, but it was a curiously sterile pronouncement, bereft of the Congressman's usual raucous humanity.

News

  • Discoveries: Beat generation lives in San Francisco museum

    SAN FRANCISCO – I sported no requisite pointy Van Dyke beard; no facial hair at all, in fact. I was bereft of a beret, left my cool shades in the car's glove compartment and wore running shoes instead of authentic huarache sandals.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

Quotes

  1. "The first order of business will be for everybody (in the cabinet) to review their particular areas of concern," Aquino said Tuesday. "We will have to study the lay of the land, study what the conditions are bereft of political spin."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Ninoy Aquino Source: AFP

  2. "It is useless for us to stay in the government if we, bereft of support, fail to work as per the aspirations of the people," Prachanda told reporters.
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: chairman Prachanda Source: AFP

  3. "What I'm really worried about is that you have a culture totally bereft of entrepreneurial ideas," said Takis Michas, a prominent Greek journalist and longtime critic of what he has called "the last Marxist state in Europe."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Takis Source: Vancouver Sun

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