So Rangel, bereft of that narrative, chose instead to question the intelligence of a pesky, inquisitorial journalist.
This loving and bereft man deserves more and better from his fellow human creatures than he has received.
They happened to men, to women, to young and old, to scientists and sailors, to the bereft and to the content.
He noted that the tables were bereft of what was long an Election Day tradition.
One lost game and he seems as bereft and broken as Willy Loman.
Soon thy sire will be bereft of his kingdom because of thy deeds; thy pride will bring death to thy kinsmen.
For a moment Julian was speechless, bereft of words, or sense of movement.
I had not recovered, but stood there open-mouthed and eyed, bereft of speech, until the necessity for action was thrust upon me.
Is it a kind parent, then, of whom the tyrant has bereft you?
The officers, as well as the spectators, sat dumb, bereft of speech.
Old English bereafian "to deprive of, take away, seize, rob," from be + reafian "rob, plunder," from Proto-Germanic *raubojanan, from PIE *reup- "to snatch" (see rapid). A common Germanic formation (cf. Old Frisian birava "despoil," Old Saxon biroban, Dutch berooven, Old High German biroubon, German berauben, Gothic biraubon). Since mid-17c., mostly in reference to life, hope, loved ones, and other immaterial possessions. Past tense forms bereaved and bereft have co-existed since 14c., now slightly differentiated in meaning, the former applied to loss of loved ones, the latter to circumstances.