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Definitionlacking something that is desired
suffered great sadness because of loss or lack of something expected or strongly desired
deprived (taken away something that is desired)
- I forget in detail what they were, but I have a general recollection that he was to begin with reviving the Drama, and to end with crushing it; inasmuch as his decease would leave it utterly bereft and without a chance or hope.Chapter 31 (97% in)
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