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
In her own unfathomable bereavement, Dion was careful and conscientious with theirs.
British health authorities will also provide long-term bereavement counselling for those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.
But he was placed on the bereavement list immediately and flew home to bury his son.
Shortstop Jorge Polanco was reinstated Monday from the bereavement list after mourning the death of his grandfather, who raised Polanco.
Call the airline A handful of airlines still offer bereavement fares, which could help take the financial sting out of last-minute travel for a funeral.
Before the game, the Marlins optioned right-hander Drew Steckenrider to Triple-A New Orleans and reinstated right-hander David Phelps from the bereavement list.
David Phelps, who returned from the bereavement list on Friday, pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Straily.
The Marlins placed right-hander David Phelps on the bereavement list after a death in the family.
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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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