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    bereft - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bereft

    (adj) unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
    Synonyms : lovelorn , unbeloved
    (adj) sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    Example Sentence
    • bereft of hope
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bereft

bereft = beer + left and therefore DEPRIVED of beer

be+reft--reft sounds like left, imagine a man who is left alone after his girlfriend left him or deprived of someone lovable.

a man deprived of something drinks BEER

He raped her and stole all her clothes, leaving her naked. He LEFT her BARE and F'd. She was BARE F'd.

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bere +ft -> bare + foot : because the person is no longer having his/her slippers.

bereft can be relate to the berieved families to whom we extend condolence because they are deprived or their near and dear ones

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text: man who is bereft of ostrich
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