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Definition of bereft adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [not before noun] (formal)
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  1. 1bereft of something completely lacking something; having lost something bereft of ideas/hope
  2. 2(of a person) sad and lonely because you have lost something He was completely bereft when his wife died. The shock of his departure had left her feeling alone and bereft.
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