the bereaved


: a person or group of people suffering the death of a loved one
The minister tried to comfort the bereaved.

Examples of the bereaved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie then eases into the rituals of mourning: mounting a funeral, cooking for the bereaved, grieving performatively, so much of it conducted in a state of shock. Joshua Rothkopf, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2024 Blinded by grief, exhausted and overwhelmed, the bereaved must also plan and pay for cremation or funeral costs. Caitlin Kelly, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2024 The funeral will be held after consulting with the bereaved’s family. Steven J. Horowitz, Variety, 12 Apr. 2024 The funeral will be held after consulting with the bereaved family. Jay Stahl, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 Parts of the community will want to move on, and particularly people like the bereaved will not. Rob Reddick, WIRED, 28 Feb. 2024 The lifestyle blogger and husband David Walker were joined by family and friends at the event this weekend, with the bereaved mom opening up about the experience on her blog's Instagram Story on Sunday. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024 In this letter, the bereaved can express their gratitude for the time spent together, acknowledging the love, support and memories shared. Mark Travers, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 The Seoul city government has been consistently making sincere efforts to help and stand by the bereaved families throughout the year. Charlie Campbell, TIME, 12 Nov. 2023

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“The bereaved.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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