verb (used with object), be·reaved or be·reft, be·reav·ing.
Origin of bereave
Related formsbe·reave·ment, nounbe·reav·er, noun
Examples from the Web for bereaving
In bereaving me of my love, she must be content to take my existence also.Jane Talbot|Charles Brockden Brown
But the bereaving day renders a boy destitute of his contemporaries; he is ever dejected, and his cheeks are bedewed with tears.
Would I have taken pleasure in bereaving thee of aught that was not hurtful?Clare Avery|Emily Sarah Holt
But she would not have cared for these things; while bereaving himself, he would have enriched her not at all.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall