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- n. The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being bereaved; deprivation; esp., the loss of a relative by death.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of bereaving.
- n. The state of being bereaved; grievous loss; particularly, the loss of a relative or friend by death.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
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"He Who Shapes", drawing as it does on Zelazny's own experience of car accidents and bereavement, is a good ending point for this first selection.
Just as grief serves a purpose in bereavement, so the belief that they have been betrayed helps the United States to get over a defeat.
What happened was that they removed from the manual something called the bereavement exclusion.
And they may be experiencing something that we call complicated bereavement, which is a wish to undo the loss and to undo the grief.
The inhabitants of Corfu obviously believed that the best part of a bereavement was the funeral, for each seemed more ornate than the last.
Providence may, indeed, sunder forever those dearest to each other, and the stricken soul accepts the blow as the righteous discipline of a Higher Power; but when the bereavement is the arbitrary dictate of human will, there are no such consolations to sanctify grief and assuage agony.
In comfortable lives a bereavement is a contrast; in the lives of the wretched it is but one more in the assailing army of woes.
It will help parents in the uncertain and difficult problem of rearing their children in a way that will make them and keep them a joy in the home, rather than a heartache, a heart break, and the saddest kind of a bereavement, which is too often the case.
George S. Hillard, a most faithful and serviceable friend, -- not only to Hawthorne during his life, but afterwards as a trustee for his family, and equally kind and helpful to them in their bereavement, which is more than could be said of all his friends, -- especially of
The latter's distraction at his bereavement is a subject too painful to be dwelt on; its after effects showed how deep the sorrow sunk.