Examples of bereavement in a Sentence
- The following May, my wife and I flew to London for my father's funeral. Pam, determined to wrangle us an upgrade to business class on the strength of my bereavement, gave the British Airways ticketing clerk two passports and a sob story. —John Haney, Gourmet, January 2003
- In the sections of her book that should prove an enduring contribution to the literature of grief, Ms. Gilbert recounts her free fall into widowhood, starting with that modern rite of bereavement, the erasing of the answering-machine message. —James S. Kunen, New York Times Book Review, 19 Mar. 1995
- In any case, sadness and loss of interest and drive during periods of bereavement are expected and normal. If Mozart had not been upset by his parents' deaths, his wife's illnesses, and his separations from her, he would be less than human. —William A. Frosch, Musical Quarterly, 1990
a period of grief after bereavement
people who have recently suffered bereavements
Recent Examples of bereavement from the Web
Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi was placed on the bereavement list Friday following the death of a family member.
Players placed on the bereavement list must miss at least three games but can not miss any more than seven.
The blog Pet Loss Help has published an expansive list of bereavement resources which includes numerous pet-loss support hotlines and information about support groups in different states, as well as additional online resources.
The then-23-year-old made his major-league debut in late May of that season, getting his first call-up after Michael Young was placed on the bereavement list.
Schebler was placed on the bereavement list Thursday, but players must miss a minimum of three days.
Newell returned to work after taking bereavement and sick leave.
The Marlins optioned right-handed pitcher Merandy Gonzalez to Double A Jacksonville to make room for Smith, who was reinstated from the bereavement list and started Monday’s game against the Giants.
Starter Caleb Smith left the team Thursday to attend a funeral and will go on the bereavement list, Mattingly said.
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BEREAVEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bereavement for English Language Learners
: the state of being sad because a family member or friend has recently died
: the death of a family member or friend
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