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1 suffering the death of a loved one
  • to one investigator, the bereft woman seemed to be taking the sudden death of her rich husband amazingly well

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2 utterly lacking in something needed, wanted, or expected
  • a cheap motel completely bereft of all amenities

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The first known use of bereft was in 1554

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“Bereft.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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