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  1. a simple past tense and past participle of reave1.

  2. a simple past tense and past participle of reave2.

Words Nearby reft Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use reft in a sentence

  • 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.

  • As like as not, you are reft from a last wave to the city's unresponsive and dingy back by the roar and suffocation of a tunnel.

    Letters from America | Rupert Brooke
  • Shall ye range the pathless forest dreary day and darksome night, reft of all save native virtue, clad in native, inborn might?

    Maha-bharata | Anonymous
  • Thy home, it is reft from thee; thy reputation, it is a scoff; thine honour, it is a ghost that shall haunt thee!

    Lucretia, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He would have reft it from the said George; but he resisted, alleging that the Frenchman did wrong.

British Dictionary definitions for reft


/ (rɛft) /

  1. a past tense and past participle of reave 1

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