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Definition a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
  • the poor bereaved widow
  • ...we are an honorable and bereaved family reduced to beggary.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime And Punishment
  • Then with a mutual impulse the two bereaved women flung themselves into each other's arms and had a good, consoling cry, and then parted.
    Mark Twain  --  Tom Sawyer
  • Harry kept smiling and waving, even though it was like a little bereavement, watching his son glide away from him....
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • A bereaved expression crossed his face, as if he were someone attending the funeral of a close friend.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • In the corner of a sitting room in her house, Shizuka would keep a small shrine to Mutsuhiro, a tradition among bereaved Japanese families.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Not only am I unemployed and homeless, but I also have a pregnant woman, bereaved dog, elephant, and eleven horses to take care of.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • 'I must regret that I intrude in the midst of your bereavement,' said Hercule Poirot.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • [Tom's eyes were starting from their sockets—yes, it was a cruel day for the bereaved youth, everybody thought.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • 'I was aware that you sustained a bereavement, sir, some time ago,' said Mr. Chillip.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Two days later, halfway through the service, it seemed as though Ruth was going to be the lone member of the bereaved family there.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • JULY 27, 1943 Michael Holtzapfel was buried and the book thief read to the bereaved.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • You will see my father! my poor, my bereaved father!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Yet he was pursuing his ordinary avocations, smiling mechanically to fellow-tradesmen, and arguing with bargainers—as bereaved men do after a while.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • And me a bereaved widow, practically.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Then something like a bereaved affection and self-pity swept over him.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • It is bereavement that has brought you to this!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Couldn't take a bereavement day off work.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • But for Ira, John, and Rene, the personages who mattered were the three bereaved "Gold Star" mothers.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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