Definition of 'bereft'
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He may still do so but must now factor in that some of his senior players are bereft of confidence and need to find some rhythm again. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A Swansea squad bereft of confidence needs a strong front from the new man. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That is why many of streets still seem so bereft life and energy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Peking airport was practically bereft of all colour for the arrival. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Wolves looked short of ideas and bereft of confidence. The Sun (2011)No more moping around the house bereft of ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It will leave you bereft and wanting more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was utterly bereft when she left home. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They look a team totally bereft of confidence. The Sun (2014)But this series finale left me utterly bereft. The Sun (2015)And he is still bereft of confidence when he approaches the net. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a horrible irony that a man who gave us so much hope ended up bereft of the stuff. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is life now bereft of enjoyment? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Anyone feeling bereft at the missing V&A collection should pop round the corner instead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet Liverpool were too often bereft of ideas when it came to set pieces. The Sun (2008)Viewers don't leave the cinema feeling bereft. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once there, he found himself bereft of ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She looks straight out of the canvas, utterly and completely bereft of the merest fluttering thought. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But they were far too good for an Aussie team bereft of confidence and undermined by injuries. The Sun (2012)If this administration is bereft of ideas and paralysed by fear, it is also cloaked in dishonesty. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The best thing about it all is that it is utterly bereft of all style, aesthetic quality or fashion sense. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now she's bereft of life. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Rather like Norwegian parrots, most are bereft of life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Coventry arrived winless in League One and bereft of confidence. The Sun (2012)A manager deserves to lose his job when the board sees a team going backward, bereft of hope or fresh ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The movements and the tune and nonsense, an ancient language that's bereft of the life that formed it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Those adolescents are the ones which no conventional school in Buckinghamshire will accept, the ones who are seemingly bereft of both hope and a future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Used Occasionally. bereft is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'bereft'
British English: bereft ADJECTIVE
If a person or thing is bereft of something, they no longer have it.
The place seemed to be utterly bereft of human life.
Definition of bereft from the Collins English Dictionary
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