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
There is just the deep sense of loss, horror, bereavement and finally, shock.
At another institution, these new hoodies might thus have become a costume of bereavement, but the engineers and computer scientists from both teams all seemed pleased.
Davis reaches out from his bereavement, though not for sex.
Their bereavement is no longer raw but has settled into that persistent throb of awareness of a gaping and permanent vacuum.
Purchased a bereavement fare for grandma's funeral?
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Origin and Etymology of bereavement
First Known Use: 1660
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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