- usually foll by of deprived; parted (from) ⇒
bereft of hope
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= deprived of
, lacking in
, devoid of
, cut off from
, parted from
, robbed of
, empty of
, denuded of
Translations for 'bereft'
- British English: bereft If a person or thing is bereft of something, they no longer have it. ADJECTIVEThe place seemed to be utterly bereft of human life.
- Brazilian Portuguese: desprovido
- Chinese: 失去…的
- European Spanish: desprovisto desprovista
- French: démuni démunie
- German: bar
- Italian: privo priva
- Japanese: 失って
- Korean: ~을 상실한
- Portuguese: desprovido desprovida
- Spanish: desprovisto desprovista
Example Sentences Including 'bereft'
' Gomery's passive phrasing was perfectly in tune with a day bereft of drama.
A world where God is confined to private imaginings is a world bereft of all authority except that which we ourselves create.
Treasure in the Field
But he insists lying in the treatment room helpless as the Advocaat reign crumbled left him every bit as bereft.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Byatt's bereft woman ends up in Nimes, a bullfighting town, where she meets a fellow from Norway, also bereft.
If national trends are bereft of wild fluctuations, state findings suggest the complete opposite.
India Today (2002)
She sat down again, suddenly sober, suddenly bereft of words.
Somewhere East of Life
The quarters were invariably cramped and bereft of any form of comfort.
What a fanciful idiot she had been, a bereft child in search of a family.
Dreams of Innocence
Yet the SFA is bereft of ideas; the excuses have been worn away to nothing.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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