Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preterit and past participle of reave.
  • noun Obsolete forms of rift.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imperative, past participle Bereft.
  • noun A chink; a rift. See rift.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of reave or reive.
  • noun A chink; a rift.

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  • What thou lovest well remains,

    the rest is dross

    What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee

    What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage

    Whose world, or mine or theirs

    or is it of none?

    First came the seen, then thus the palpable

    Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell,

    What thou lovest well is thy true heritage

    What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee

    - Ezra Pound, 'The Pisan Cantos'.

    February 13, 2009

  • She looked illumined and transfigured and reft out of herself and all the rest of it. Cold Comfort Farm.

    February 23, 2013