Definition of 'bereave'
Example sentences containing 'bereave'
Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Caring for your Unborn Child (1990)
This experience is shared by other relatives of the bereaved.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The younger man expressed his condolences to the bereaved mother.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994) Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995) Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2015)
Two sets of bereaved parents recently declared that they feel betrayed by police and lawyers and want an inquest.Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2007)
All volunteers are themselves bereaved parents.The Sun (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
To not know is bewildering and only contributes to and compounds the feelings of helplessness and powerlessness that the bereaved parents will feel.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The charity is trying to raise awareness of the problems it poses for mothers bereaved of a child or children bereaved of their mum.The Sun (2009)
Nobody can tell a recently bereaved spouse the answer to this dilemma; there is no right or wrong answer.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
A woman is suddenly widowed and agrees to a supposedly temporary marriage of convenience to help a recently bereaved father.The Sun (2011)
A widow enters into a temporary marriage of convenience with a recently bereaved man to help him care for his daughter.The Sun (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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