bereft of


: not having (something that is needed, wanted, or expected)
They appear to be completely bereft of new ideas.
a man bereft of reason

Examples of bereft of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But now Native Hawaiians in Lahaina face a future bereft of loved ones, homes left in ashes and the loss of both irreplaceable artifacts representing their history and community centers for their spiritual needs. Susan Young, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2023 Until Wilcox returns, the board is bereft of a decision-making quorum. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 The South China Sea, however, is bereft of islands of any real significance, with most qualifying, at best, as atolls, islets, and shoals. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2023 Besides being utterly bereft of shame, Thomas has cultivated a fake image as an Everyman, more comfortable parking his RV among the little folk in the Walmart parking lots than rubbing shoulders with hoity-toity types. Globe Columnist,, 12 Aug. 2023 Bud Light drops to fourth in bars and restaurants Indeed, Anheuser-Busch—bereft of pretty much any support from either side at this point—appears to be a sitting duck. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 21 July 2023 Perhaps most important: Sanders was never elected president, and the larger left is bereft of any prominent or scandal-free standard-bearer as Biden seeks to again claim the Democratic nomination. Ross Barkan, The New Republic, 3 Aug. 2023 Safety and Driver-Assistance Features The Daytona SP3 is bereft of the driver-assistance features that proliferate in far cheaper, more mainstream transport; the SP3 is focused on engaging the driver with its sharp steering and howling V-12. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 31 July 2023 The next coach will acquire a roster not bereft of talent given the back-to-back top-three draft picks and additional impact acquisitions by Stone outside the lottery. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 22 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Bereft of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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