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
The first of six Monday evening bereavement classes will be held April 16.
Erin Wasserman led a study of the performance of players who spent time on the disabled list with a concussion between 2007 and 2013, and used as a control group players who went on paternity or bereavement leave.
Although bereavement is covered, I couldn’t be classified as bereaved because my husband was still alive.
The newbie whose advent doomed our modest Ralphs only made the bereavement crueler.
Bilingual bereavement peer counselors will provide resources to help adults and children who have lost someone close adjust to their loss, while honoring their memories.
Madley Croft got engaged to her girlfriend and faced immediate family bereavements, Smith launched an awesome solo album, In Colour (2015), and Sim got sober.
According to the Telegraph, he was afforded a day off from his treatment by manager Antonio Conte when he was informed of the bereavement.
Postcards, formal bereavement letters, emails, WhatsApp pings, texts and Facebook messages.
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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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