Definition of 'bereave'
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This retelling of that day by a few of the bereaved mothers is suffused with dignity and a crushing sadness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It called for more help for mental health services and better care for those bereaved by the deaths in its interim report. The Sun (2016)Moreover, she doesn't behave like a bereaved mother. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For many of the bereaved parents, including her own, it was the first time they had spoken about the tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We the bereaved relatives sat in the gallery hoping to hear that urgent action was being taken. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Or that the recently bereaved draw comfort from talking about their departed loved one. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some of the parents bereaved in the crash also think well of him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This experience is shared by other relatives of the bereaved. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His parents joined other bereaved families in calling for troops to be pulled out. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The younger man expressed his condolences to the bereaved mother. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some bereaved relatives want him to face trial for war crimes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Having no recourse to an inquest also forces bereaved parents down the road of litigation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She also urged reforms to ensure that bereaved relatives have legal representation at inquests. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Allow bereaved parents to express the depths of their pain. Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)Her sleepy eyes wore a sad look like that of a bereaved mother. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)He sounds like a medium stroking a bereaved relative. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Family liaison officers will meet bereaved relatives in the meantime. 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)All volunteers are themselves bereaved parents. The Sun (2011)For a recently bereaved spouse, finding this out is upsetting at a difficult time. 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)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)Nobody's sad or bereaved, and death loses its sting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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