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Bereave   /bərˈiv/   Listen

(past & past part. bereaved, bereft; pres. part. bereaving)
Deprive through death.

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"Bereave" Quotes from Famous Books

... whereby they overstock the profession, and so make it contemptible; whilst the gentry, not sensible of the mischief they draw upon themselves, but also upon the nation, prefer them in their business before their own children, whom they bereave of their employment, formerly designed for their support; qualifying their servants, by the profit of this profession, to purchase their estates, and by this means make them their lords and masters, whilst they lessen the trade of the kingdom, and cause a scarcity of ...
— A Book About Lawyers • John Cordy Jeaffreson

... they were the more mad of the two who endeavoured to bereave him of so pleasing a delirium, and recall all the aches of his head by dispelling the mists of ...
— In Praise of Folly - Illustrated with Many Curious Cuts • Desiderius Erasmus

... that from my first beholding your eyes hath been most dear unto me above all earthly treasures. Never shall I love that place or like that soil which shall cause the lack of it. Most gracious Lady, consider my long, true, and faithful heart toward you. Let not this unfortunate place here bereave me of that which, above all the world, I esteem there, which is your favodr and your presence. I see my service is not acceptable, but rather more and more disliketh you. Here I can do your Majesty no service; there I can do you some, at the least rub your horse's heels—a service which ...
— The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1555-1566 • John Lothrop Motley

... face; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream at eve: Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave; Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave." ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864 • Various

... muses! is this kind Why will ye thus my suit repel? Why of your further aid bereave me? And can ye thus unfriended leave me? Ye muses! whom I ...
— Lyrical Ballads, With Other Poems, 1800, Vol. I. • William Wordsworth

Words linked to "Bereave" :   strip, bereavement, divest, deprive

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