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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbereftbe‧reft /bəˈreft/ adjective  1 bereft of hope/meaning/life etc2 SAD/UNHAPPYfeeling very sad and lonely His death in 1990 left her completely bereft.
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bereftShe wanted to see him so badly that she felt physically bereft.Feeling oddly bereft and desolate, besieged by Dolly's incessant chatter, Luce was pleased to get back to the hotel.Was it too as bereft as she now was?For the destitute, the impoverished, the sick, the hunted and the bereft, life was intolerably precarious.So many shop-window dummies, suddenly bereft of all life.How haggard and bereft of hope they looked!Thus was the contrary proved: the party was bereft of new ideas altogether.Now bereft of roofs and windows, its sightless eyes command a superb view of the Swale far below.
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