American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Suffering the loss of a loved one: the bereaved family.
- n. One or those bereaved: The bereaved has entered the church. The bereaved were comforted by their friends.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. mourning due to the death of a loved one.
- adj. sorrowful through loss or deprivation
- n. a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
“My wife (with an M. Div.) has thought about collecting recipes of these "death dishes" since bringing the casserole or other dish for the family of the bereaved is near folk custom.”
“He was a promising looking fellow, and I fully believed the answer that he made to the again bereaved mother, when, with quivering lips, she said: "Be good to my girl.”
“It's the fact that by voicing those suspicions you were, to all intents and purposes, calling the bereaved liars before Gately's body was even in the ground.”
“Belatedly recalling her bereaved state, she let out a sharp, unconvincing yelp of woe and stooped to scrape up a handful of dust, which she poured haphazardly over her head.”
“The grief for the lost and the sympathy for the survivors and the bereaved are the same; but there is not, and there cannot be, the same undercurrent of indignation.”
“Epstein is occupied mostly as a "real life" reporter for voyeuristic gossip magazines, cold-calling bereaved parents and such.”
“These tasks are difficult after any death, but the mourning process becomes particularly so when the death has been traumatic or the bereaved is a parent or victim," she said.”
“If McIntyre was right to say that the problem with the strict Enlightenment framework of human rights is that it leaves us 'bereaved', what might religion have to say about the 'most secure foundations' for a universal ethic of inalienable rights?”
“You can almost see the penguins in that movie really having these kind of bereaved expressions on their face when anything happened to their eggs.”
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