Words nearby reft
Definition for reft (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), reaved or reft, reav·ing. Archaic.
Origin of reave1
Definition for reft (3 of 3)
verb (used with or without object), reaved or reft, reav·ing.
Examples from the Web for reft
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.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
His soul had been reft away into merciful dulness, somewhere outside his body.The Day of His Youth|Alice Brown
A hand that taught what might be said in rhyme, That reft Chaucer the glory of his wit.
The principal ally of king Virata in war, the cruel Kichaka reft of virtue is loved by both the king and the queen.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4|Kisari Mohan Ganguli
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