He seemed to have reft from her every faculty of thought and feeling save a burning sense of shame.
We are now to observe him reft of every admirer, every soother, every friend.
The church was an ancient possession of Ely, but was reft from the See by Elizabeth.
He then was reft of many woes who bore her in his heart so long a time, when he saw the lovely maid stand forth so glorious.
Yes, one by one, Lady Lesbia's illusions were reft from her.
No children have we to lament, no wives to wail our fall; The traitor's and the spoiler's hand have reft our hearths of all.
Shall ye range the pathless forest dreary day and darksome night, reft of all save native virtue, clad in native, inborn might?
They linger like the remnants of her aboriginal forests, reft indeed of their strength and greatness, but proud even in decay.
Anon Haruest grewe on, and reft from the Grashopper his woonted moysture.
His soul had been reft away into merciful dulness, somewhere outside his body.
Old English reafian "to rob (something from someone), plunder, pillage," from Proto-Germanic *raubjon (cf. Old Frisian ravia, Middle Dutch roven, Dutch rooven, Old High German roubon, German rauben), from PIE *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)). Related: Reaved; reaving.