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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bereft, lovelorn, unbelovedadjective

    unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love

  2. bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(a), sorrowing(a)adjective

    sorrowful through loss or deprivation

    "bereft of hope"


  1. bereftadjective

    (of a person) pained by the loss of someone

    Etymology: Form of bereaved; compare leave and left.

  2. bereftadjective

    deprived of, lacking, stripped of, robbed of

    Etymology: Form of bereaved; compare leave and left.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bereft

    of Bereave

  2. Bereft

    imp. & p. p. of Bereave


  1. Bereft

    Bereft is a 2004 television film written by Peter Ferland and directed by Tim Daly and J. Clark Mathis. Bereft is the first film Daly directed. It stars Vinessa Shaw, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Marsha Mason, and Edward Herrmann. Set in Vermont, Bereft tells the story of a young widow haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bereft in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bereft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bereft in a Sentence

  1. George Kostyrko:

    The governor's executive order calls on every Californian to help save water during this drought and it specifically includes limiting car washing and making sure to wash with recycled water, all over the state many Californians are rising to the challenge and there's always more conservation work to be done, George Kostyrko said. Unlike many commercial car washes, the county's facilities do not use recirculated water, The Daily News said. The supervisors declined to answer questions from The Daily News about the car washing. County public information officers and representatives for Garcetti had no immediate comment when contacted by Reuters. California is in its fourth year of a withering drought that has killed 12.5 million trees, forced farmers to fallow a half-million acres of land and left mountains bereft of snow that melts to replenish streams and reservoirs. Garcetti's.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Lady you bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is bereft of happiness in the life of own is most likely to say often to enjoy life and have fun to the people.”

  4. Stefanie Powers:

    We're so bereft of support of theatre in this day and age.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    If there were no politician and woman especially wife, the life would have been bereft of happiness because almost all satire and jokes are being cracked ,directly or indirectly, on them only.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. monish
    • B. fluster
    • C. lucubrate
    • D. exacerbate

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