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  • The farmyards and even the hilltops look a little more fertile, a little less bereft of soil and trees.   (source)
    bereft = lacking
  • They would advance, and die, largely bereft of their nation's good wishes or sympathy.   (source)
  • Yesterday, I have filed in my mind as a good day, notwithstanding it was filled with mortal illness and the grieving of the recently bereft.   (source)
    bereft = saddened by a loss
  • A leader bereft of followers.   (source)
    bereft = lacking
  • And the Bishop too had said that men did not understand this riddle, why a young man so full of promise was cut off in his youth, why a woman was widowed and children were orphaned, why a country was bereft of one who might have served it greatly.   (source)
    bereft = deprived (something desired was taken away)
  • She would be bereft.†   (source)
  • The fallen Dahurian larch, now bereft of branches, was ready to be taken away by tractor.†   (source)
  • It was natural that, bereft and desperate as I was, in the throes of unremitting suffering, I should turn to God.†   (source)
  • She leaned against Dad, sounding bereft.†   (source)
  • I remember a particularly felicitous rhyme between 'flaky bereft' and 'bakery theft.'†   (source)
  • Alone, bereft of much of his strength and half mad with loss, Galbatorix wandered without hope in that desolate land, seeking death.†   (source)
  • We replaced the ugly sliding glass doors with varnished French doors, and I slowly turned the bereft front yard into a tropical garden teeming with gingers and heliconias and passion vines that butterflies and passersby alike stopped to drink in.†   (source)
  • During, before and after the War he had seen Negroes so stunned, or hungry, or tired or bereft it was a wonder they recalled or said anything.†   (source)
  • The astonishing, the bereft, bizarre, and homeless (for we could no longer live in a parsonage without a parson), tainted by darkest Africa and probably heathen, Orleanna and Adah, who have slunk back to town without their man, like a pair of rabid dalmations staggering home without their fire engine.†   (source)
  • She's very upset that you are all so...bereft.†   (source)
  • But surely, Mr Stevens, there is no need to keep your room so stark and bereft of colour.†   (source)
  • I suspect she did not want me to feel bereft at her departure and so was matter-of-fact.†   (source)
  • But this was no hyena, but a weeping, bereft Almaz who had clearly been waiting for him.†   (source)
  • I was wandering the Nine Worlds, grieving and bereft.†   (source)
  • So though I knew I shouldn't complain, I was bereft.†   (source)
  • Though Ser Ronnet was indeed off north somewhere with Jaime Lannister, Griffin's Roost was not quite bereft of griffins.†   (source)
  • The squadron stood insensate, bereft of everything human but Doc Daneeka, who roosted dolorously like a shivering turkey buzzard beside the closed door of the medical tent, his stuffed nose jabbing away in thirsting futility at the hazy sunlight streaming down around him.†   (source)
  • He gets up and I stare after him in a daze, my hand all cold and bereft.†   (source)
  • This is what they will say: and it will be fresh grief for you, to fight against slavery bereft of a husband like that.†   (source)
  • Either she did not see Sam, or she avoided him for the moment as the bearer of the light' and fixed all her intent upon one prey, upon Frodo, bereft of his Phial, running heedless up the path, unaware yet of his peril.†   (source)
  • Bereft, he got up and went to the nearest of two windows.†   (source)
  • I felt lacking, of course, bereft in the thought of my adopted daughter and her son simply staying behind in the store, as they must do at the end of every afternoon and with hardly a thought of missing anything or anyone.†   (source)
  • These same bereft and frightened boys would populate the nightmares of future freshmen.†   (source)
  • She had begun to sob like a bereft child.†   (source)
  • "A snake," I whispered, bereft of voice and breath.†   (source)
  • Make me the mindless brute in Plato's cell, Walled from sense, bereft of the flesh's curse: Teach me the trick of granite, burning yet still, A seeming rest in a tumbling universe.†   (source)
  • When, Jesus, I embrace Thy feet
    As I support them on my knees
    It may be that I am learning to embrace
    The squared beam of the Cross
    And, bereft of my senses, am straining for Thy body
    As I prepare Thee for Thy interment.†   (source)
  • He managed to look neat even in these circumstances but he had strayed into camp bereft of all equipment, without even a knife.†   (source)
  • Bereft of his dignity, Louie had come home to a life lost in darkness, and had dashed himself against the memory of the Bird.   (source)
    bereft = deprived
  • To Joia, the problem wasn't that Deo got upset at the way patents on drugs, for instance, left the indigent sick of black Africa bereft of modern medicine.   (source)
    bereft = lacking
  • I feel singled out, but also bereft.   (source)
    bereft = greatly saddened
  • Kumalo stands bereft, and the young white man climbs into the car.   (source)
  • A pale light, rising in the outer air, fell straight upon the bed; and on it, plundered and bereft, unwatched, unwept, uncared for, was the body of this man.   (source)
    bereft = deprived (made destitute)
  • Why then does he feel so dejected, so bereft?†   (source)
  • Bereft of strength, Eragon fell back with arms outstretched.†   (source)
  • Then I grieve for you, Dragonmother, and for bleeding Westeros, bereft of its rightful king.†   (source)
  • It is well that we have Moon Boy, or the court would be entirely bereft of fools.†   (source)
  • Walter, even more than myself, seemed bereft without news.†   (source)
  • Bereft, I went down to the gym in the afternoon.†   (source)
  • Dany found herself bereft of words, but little Missandei came to her rescue.†   (source)
  • Perhaps that is why I felt so bereft when he died.†   (source)
  • I will not bow to such a one, last of a ragged house long bereft of lordship and dignity.†   (source)
  • It is better to be without the seed than bereft of the land in which to plant it.†   (source)
  • I faltered helplessly, nearly bereft of speech.†   (source)
  • His voice was stark, bereft of the power of dissembling which full consciousness brings.†   (source)
  • To have to live without that single gift saddened him and left his imagination so bereft that he appeared dull even to the women who did not hate his mother.†   (source)
  • Though my poor Elmar is bereft.†   (source)
  • Weeds and thorns and brushy trees grew high as a horse's head in fields where autumn wheat should be ripening, the kingsroad was bereft of travelers, and wolves ruled the weary world from dusk till dawn.†   (source)
  • Without them, she would have been lost, a sheep without a shepherd, a devotee bereft of faith ....a Rider separated from her dragon.†   (source)
  • As they sat their horses waiting, Renly's shadow knights pointed their lances upward, so she rode through a forest of tall naked trees, bereft of leaves and life.†   (source)
  • In fact — and this strikes one as rather curious — I cannot really recall seeing her more bereft than on that morning.†   (source)
  • But Imrahil said: 'So victory is shorn of gladness, and it is bitter bought, if both Gondor and Rohan are in one day bereft of their lords.†   (source)
  • From all his policies and webs of fear and treachery, from all his stratagems and wars his mind shook free; and throughout his realm a tremor ran, his slaves quailed, and his armies halted, and his captains suddenly steerless, bereft of will, wavered and despaired.†   (source)
  • It was no longer my rotten luck, I reflected, to be lodged under a roof so frustrating, so bereft of erotic promise.†   (source)
  • Near the entrance to Sophie's room Morris Fink, even more drained of color than Yetta and looking genuinely bereft, spoke in trembling tones to a detective.†   (source)
  • To Young John, who had never seen her bereft of her quiet self-command, who had seen her from her infancy ever so reliable and self-suppressed, there was a shock in her distress, and in having to associate himself with it as its cause, that shook him from his great hat to the pavement.†   (source)
    bereft = not having something, or greatly saddened by the loss of something
  • 'I am at least glad to know that this is not another bondswoman of some friend of yours, who is bereft of free choice, and whom I have spirited away.†   (source)
  • Sitting in the boat, he bowed, he crouched himself, acting instantly his part— the part of a desolate man, widowed, bereft; and so called up before him in hosts people sympathising with him; staged for himself as he sat in the boat, a little drama; which required of him decrepitude and exhaustion and sorrow (he raised his hands and looked at the thinness of them, to confirm his dream) and then there was given him in abundance women's sympathy, and he imagined how the†   (source)
  • He was thrown, riding in a race, and when I came along Shaftesbury Avenue tonight, those insignificant and scarcely formulated faces that bubble up out of the doors of the Tube, and many obscure Indians, and people dying of famine and disease, and women who have been cheated, and whipped dogs and crying children—all these seemed to me bereft.†   (source)
  • A week after the wedding Charles left to join Colonel Wade Hampton, and two weeks later Ashley and the Troop departed, leaving the whole County bereft.†   (source)
  • The Church lies bereft', Alone, desecrated, desolated, and the hea then shall build on the ruins, Their world without God, I see it.†   (source)
  • But these ignominies and dangers were as nothing compared with the peril of white women, many bereft by the war of male protection, who lived alone in the outlying districts and on lonely roads.†   (source)
  • When she had signed the papers and the mills were irrevocably gone and Melanie was passing small glasses of wine to Ashley and Rhett to celebrate the transaction, Scarlett felt bereft, as though she had sold one of her children.†   (source)
  • Aglaya's terrible look bereft him of speech.†   (source)
  • Then she looked at Fantine, who turned toward her her head bereft of its hair.†   (source)
  • If he were doomed to be bereft of her, so it must be.†   (source)
    Poor Son of Earth, how couldst thou thus alone
    Have led thy life, bereft of me?†   (source)
  • His lonely daughter, bereft of her final hope and reliance, appealed to them both too strongly.†   (source)
  • The consul may send for thee, and I will then be bereft.†   (source)
  • "If Caesar die to-morrow," he said, "Rome will not be all bereft.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, as though bereft of his senses, he moved forward, staggering helplessly, towards the table.†   (source)
  • With the clear perception of my plight, there fell upon me a blackness of despair, a horror of remorse at my own folly, and a passion of anger at my uncle, that once more bereft me of my senses.†   (source)
  • We return to face our superiors, our kindred, our friends—those whom we obey, and those whom we love; but even they who have neither, the most free, lonely, irresponsible and bereft of ties,—even those for whom home holds no dear face, no familiar voice,—even they have to meet the spirit that dwells within the land, under its sky, in its air, in its valleys, and on its rises, in its fields, in its waters and its trees—a mute friend, judge, and inspirer.†   (source)
  • The waiter came for the table; bereft of its presence Rosemary seemed more alone in her black pajamas.†   (source)
  • It was terrible to see a young and beautiful woman—a girl in all but name—still standing almost at the threshold of her life, yet bereft of hope, bereft of illusions, bereft of all those golden and fantastic dreams, which should have made her youth one long, perpetual holiday.†   (source)
  • Shefford was bereft of speech.†   (source)
  • ...The fond hope to be Beloved, e'en by some poor graceless lady, Is, by this nose of mine for aye bereft me; —This lengthy nose which, go where'er I will, Pokes yet a quarter-mile ahead of me; But I may love—and who?†   (source)
  • In France, St. Just and his party had triumphed, and here in England, face to face with these three refugees driven from their country, flying for their lives, bereft of all which centuries of luxury had given them, there stood a fair scion of those same republican families which had hurled down a throne, and uprooted an aristocracy whose origin was lost in the dim and distant vista of bygone centuries.†   (source)
  • He scoffed at them as adventurers, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.†   (source)
  • Came then to the house the wight on his ways, 720
    Of all joys bereft; and soon sprang the door open,
    With fire-bands made fast, when with hand he had touch'd it;
    Brake the bale-heedy, he with wrath bollen,
    The mouth of the house there, and early thereafter
    On the shiny-fleck'd floor thereof trod forth the fiend;
    On went he then mood-wroth, and out from his eyes stood
    Likest to fire-flame light full unfair.†   (source)
  • 'I am so unhappy, and all that should have made me otherwise is so laid waste, that if I had been bereft of sense to this hour, and instead of being as learned as you think me, had to begin to acquire the simplest truths, I could not want a guide to peace, contentment, honour, all the good of which I am quite devoid, more abjectly than I do.†   (source)
  • Squeers continued to gaze upon him, with his eyes starting out of his head; but astonishment had actually, for the moment, bereft him of speech.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This appalling sight almost bereft me of my senses, and finding that I could no longer be of service to any one in the house, my only desire was to fly.†   (source)
  • Favoured by this circumstance, he succeeded in reaching the bushes in sufficient time and Paul Hover had just hurried the breathless Ellen into the tangled bush, as Ishmael gained the summit of the rock, in the manner already described, where he stood like a man momentarily bereft of sense, gazing at the confusion which had been created among his chattels, or at his gagged and bound children, who had been safely bestowed, by the forethought of the bee-hunter, under the cover of a bark roof, in a sort of irregular pile.†   (source)
  • He supposes all his dependents to be utterly bereft of individual characters, intentions, or opinions, and is persuaded that he was born to supersede the necessity of their having any.†   (source)
  • Though a very social man, I think Mr. Bhaer would have gone decorously away, and come again another day, but how could he, when Jo shut the door behind him, and bereft him of his hat?†   (source)
  • But as the Jew, looking back, waved his hand to intimate that he preferred being alone; and, moreover, as the little man could not very easily disengage himself from the chair; the sign of the Cripples was, for a time, bereft of the advantage of Mr. Lively's presence.†   (source)
  • Glancing from her to the attendant, he recognised the same clumsy servant who had accompanied her then; and between his admiration of the young lady's beauty, and the confusion and surprise of this unexpected recognition, he stood stock-still, in such a bewildered state of surprise and embarrassment that, for the moment, he was quite bereft of the power either to speak or move.†   (source)
  • Leisurely, our four horses are taken out; leisurely, the coach stands in the little street, bereft of horses, and with no likelihood upon it of ever moving again; leisurely, the new horses come into visible existence, one by one; leisurely, the new postilions follow, sucking and plaiting the lashes of their whips; leisurely, the old postilions count their money, make wrong additions, and arrive at dissatisfied results.†   (source)
  • Soon after the marriage of the young people, the worthy doctor returned to Chertsey, where, bereft of the presence of his old friends, he would have been discontented if his temperament had admitted of such a feeling; and would have turned quite peevish if he had known how.†   (source)
  • Sorrow-careful he seeth within his son's bower
    The waste wine-hall, the resting-place now of the winds,
    All bereft of the revel; the riders are sleeping,
    The heroes in grave, and no voice of the harp is,
    No game in the garths such as erewhile was gotten.†   (source)
  • As all partings foreshadow the great final one, so, empty rooms, bereft of a familiar presence, mournfully whisper what your room and what mine must one day be.†   (source)
  • The poor man was very uncomfortable, for the children had bereft him of his wife, home was merely a nursery and the perpetual 'hushing' made him feel like a brutal intruder whenever he entered the sacred precincts of Babyland.†   (source)
  • When we rejoined him in the drawingroom he said he would give us a little ballad which had come into his head "apropos of our young friend," and he sang one about a peasant boy, "Thrown on the wide world, doomed to wander and roam, Bereft of his parents, bereft of a home."†   (source)
  • Bereft of his cake, defrauded of his frolic, and borne away by a strong hand to that detested bed, poor Demi could not restrain his wrath, but openly defied Papa, and kicked and screamed lustily all the way upstairs.†   (source)
  • The aged his spouse erst, bereft of the gold, 2930
    Mother of Onela, yea and of Ohthere;
    And follow'd up thereon his foemen the deadly,
    Until they betook them and sorrowfully therewith
    Unto the Raven-holt, reft of their lord.†   (source)
  • Then heard I that swiftly the son of that Weohstan
    After this word-say his lord the sore wounded,
    Battle-sick, there obeyed, and bare forth his ring-net,
    His battle-sark woven, in under the burg-roof;
    Saw then victory-glad as by the seat went he,
    The kindred-thane moody, sun-jewels a many,
    Much glistering gold lying down on the ground,
    Many wonders on wall, and the den of the Worm,
    The old twilight-flier; there were flagons a-standing,
    The vats of men bygone, of brighteners bereft, 2760
    And maim'd of adornment; was many an helm
    Rusty and old, and of arm-rings a many
    Full cunningly twined.†   (source)
  • Now shall the hard war-helm bedight with the gold
    Be bereft of its plating; its polishers sleep,
    They that the battle-mask erewhile should burnish:
    Likewise the war-byrny, which abode in the battle
    O'er break of the war-boards the bite of the irons,
    Crumbles after the warrior; nor may the ring'd byrny
    After the war-leader fare wide afield 2260
    On behalf of the heroes: nor joy of the harp is,
    No game of the glee-wood; no goodly hawk now
    Through the hall swingeth; no more the swift horse
    Beateth the burg-stead.†   (source)
  • For this affront they blinded him, bereft him of his god-given song, and stilled his harping.†   (source)
  • Mettlesome teams drew empty clattering cars down lanes of war, bereft of drivers.†   (source)
  • And when they were assembled, the king informed them how Sir Launcelot had bereft him his queen.†   (source)
  • And then Sir Bors was ware where came in an hideous lion; so Sir Bors dressed him unto the lion, and anon the lion bereft him his shield, and with his sword Sir Bors smote off the lion's head.†   (source)
  • For all the while a prisoner may have his health of body he may endure under the mercy of God and in hope of good deliverance; but when sickness toucheth a prisoner's body, then may a prisoner say all wealth is him bereft, and then he hath cause to wail and to weep.†   (source)
  • Now under earth's roof to the house of Death you go your way and leave me here, bereft, lonely, in anguish without end.†   (source)
  • Akhilleus led them in their lamentation, laying those hands deadly to enemies upon the breast of his old friend, with groans at every breath, bereft as a lioness whose whelps a hunter seized out of a thicket; late in returning, she will grieve, and roam through many meandering valleys on his track in hope of finding him; heart-stinging anger carries her away.†   (source)
  • Alas, said King Arthur unto Sir Gawaine, ye have nigh slain me with the avow and promise that ye have made; for through you ye have bereft me the fairest fellowship and the truest of knighthood that ever were seen together in any realm of the world; for when they depart from hence I am sure they all shall never meet more in this world, for they shall die many in the quest.†   (source)
  • But after the flower of Troy went down, with many Argives fallen or bereft, when Priam's Troy was plundered in the tenth year, and the Argives shipped again for their dear homelands—then Poseidon and Apollo joined to work erosion of the wall by fury of rivers borne in flood against it, all that flow seaward from Ida: Rhesos, Heptaporos, Karesos, Rhodios, Grenikos, Aisepos, Skamander's ancient stream, and Simoeis round which so many shields and crested helms had crashed in dust with men who were half gods.†   (source)
  • Madam, you have bereft me of all words,   (source)
    bereft = deprived (taken from)
  • Imagine such a soul, Madame, suddenly cast away in a strange land, bereft of friends and familiarity, without resources save what the new land can provide.†   (source)
  • He that bereft thee, lady, of thy husband, Did it to help thee to a better husband.†   (source)
  • AND: Of that an obstreperous lawyer bereft me.†   (source)
  • What would life profit me bereft of thee?†   (source)
  • I know thee near, and though bereft of eyes, Thy voice I recognize.†   (source)
  • What shall I say of Hasdrubale's wife,
    That at Carthage bereft herself of life?†   (source)
  • And when they were assembled, the king informed them how Sir Launcelot had bereft him his queen.†   (source)
  • With this bereft Numanus of his life, Who Turnus' younger sister took to wife.†   (source)
  • *forcibly bereft
    Why should I then to dien be in dread?†   (source)
  • Of hope bereft, No means of safe return by flight are left.†   (source)
  • And now thou hast bereft him both his eyen,
    For sorrow of which desireth he to dien.†   (source)
  • * *vindicated
    What shall I say of Niceratus' wife,
    That for such case bereft herself her life?†   (source)
  • Stung with my loss, and raving with despair, Abandoning my now forgotten care, Of counsel, comfort, and of hope bereft, My sire, my son, my country gods I left.†   (source)
  • A wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burd'ned with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain: So thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee, With urging helpless patience would relieve me: But if thou live to see like right bereft, This fool-begg'd patience in thee will be left.†   (source)
  • Now the night of my sorrow set in, the sun of my happiness went down, I felt my eyes bereft of sight, my mind of reason.†   (source)
  • Thee of thy son, Alonso, They have bereft; and do pronounce, by me Lingering perdition,—worse than any death Can be at once,—shall step by step attend You and your ways; whose wraths to guard you from— Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls Upon your heads,—is nothing but heart-sorrow, And a clear life ensuing.†   (source)
  • For all the while a prisoner may have his health of body he may endure under the mercy of God and in hope of good deliverance; but when sickness toucheth a prisoner's body, then may a prisoner say all wealth is him bereft, and then he hath cause to wail and to weep.†   (source)
  • A woman mov'd is like a fountain troubled, Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty; And while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Will deign to sip or touch one drop of it.†   (source)
  • And then Sir Bors was ware where came in an hideous lion; so Sir Bors dressed him unto the lion, and anon the lion bereft him his shield, and with his sword Sir Bors smote off the lion's head.†   (source)
  • To whom thus Adam, of short joy bereft.†   (source)
  • that all will envenime,* *poison, embitter
    Hath me bereft my beauty and my pith:* *vigour
    Let go; farewell; the devil go therewith.†   (source)
  • As a bailiff, when well authorized by his writ, having possessed himself of the person of some unhappy debtor, views all his tears without concern; in vain the wretched captive attempts to raise compassion; in vain the tender wife bereft of her companion, the little prattling boy, or frighted girl, are mentioned as inducements to reluctance.†   (source)
  • So that, dear lords, if I be left behind, A moth of peace, and he go to the war, The rites for which I love him are bereft me, And I a heavy interim shall support By his dear absence.†   (source)
  • The joy which Mrs Miller now felt bereft her of the power of speech, and might perhaps have deprived her of her senses, if not of life, had not a friendly shower of tears come seasonably to her relief.†   (source)
  • If buried in oblivion I should be, Bereft of life, fame, favour, even there It would be found that I thy image bear Deep graven in my breast for all to see.†   (source)
  • "I am that unhappy being, señora," replied Cardenio, "whom, as you have said, Luscinda declared to be her husband; I am the unfortunate Cardenio, whom the wrong-doing of him who has brought you to your present condition has reduced to the state you see me in, bare, ragged, bereft of all human comfort, and what is worse, of reason, for I only possess it when Heaven is pleased for some short space to restore it to me.†   (source)
  • Alas, said King Arthur unto Sir Gawaine, ye have nigh slain me with the avow and promise that ye have made; for through you ye have bereft me the fairest fellowship and the truest of knighthood that ever were seen together in any realm of the world; for when they depart from hence I am sure they all shall never meet more in this world, for they shall die many in the quest.†   (source)
  • Aurora made her appearance bringing gladness to the earth but sadness to Sancho Panza, for he found that his Dapple was missing, and seeing himself bereft of him he began the saddest and most doleful lament in the world, so loud that Don Quixote awoke at his exclamations and heard him saying, "O son of my bowels, born in my very house, my children's plaything, my wife's joy, the envy of my neighbours, relief of my burdens, and lastly, half supporter of myself, for with the six-and-twenty maravedis thou didst earn me daily I met half my charges."†   (source)
  • Confus'd with fear, bereft of human aid, Then Turnus to the gods, and first to Faunus pray'd: "O Faunus, pity!†   (source)
  • For you I have provok'd a tyrant's hate, Incens'd the Libyan and the Tyrian state; For you alone I suffer in my fame, Bereft of honor, and expos'd to shame.†   (source)
  • One will pass all the hours of the night seated at the foot of some oak or rock, and there, without having closed his weeping eyes, the sun finds him in the morning bemused and bereft of sense; and another without relief or respite to his sighs, stretched on the burning sand in the full heat of the sultry summer noontide, makes his appeal to the compassionate heavens, and over one and the other, over these and all, the beautiful Marcela triumphs free and careless.†   (source)
  • Oh, thou, my squire, pleasant companion in my prosperous and adverse fortunes, fix well in thy memory what thou shalt see me do here, so that thou mayest relate and report it to the sole cause of all," and so saying he dismounted from Rocinante, and in an instant relieved him of saddle and bridle, and giving him a slap on the croup, said, "He gives thee freedom who is bereft of it himself, oh steed as excellent in deed as thou art unfortunate in thy lot; begone where thou wilt, for thou bearest written on thy forehead that neither Astolfo's hippogriff, nor the famed Frontino that cost Bradamante so dear, could equal thee in speed."†   (source)
  • But Daniel expounded it anon,
    And said, "O King, God to thy father lent
    Glory and honour, regne, treasure, rent;* *revenue
    And he was proud, and nothing God he drad;* *dreaded
    And therefore God great wreche* upon him sent, *vengeance
    And him bereft the regne that he had.†   (source)
  • A second spear, which kept the former course, From the same hand, and sent with equal force, His right arm pierc'd, and holding on, bereft His use of both, and pinion'd down his left.†   (source)
  • Now by the winds and raging waves I swear, Your safety, more than mine, was then my care; Lest, of the guide bereft, the rudder lost, Your ship should run against the rocky coast.†   (source)
  • Metellius, the foule churl, the swine,
    That with a staff bereft his wife of life
    For she drank wine, though I had been his wife,
    Never should he have daunted me from drink:
    And, after wine, of Venus most I think.†   (source)
  • But certainly no worde writeth he
    Of *thilke wick'* example of Canace, *that wicked*
    That loved her own brother sinfully;
    (Of all such cursed stories I say, Fy),
    Or else of Tyrius Apollonius,
    How that the cursed king Antiochus
    Bereft his daughter of her maidenhead;
    That is so horrible a tale to read,
    When he her threw upon the pavement.†   (source)
  • Thus having said, of kind remorse bereft, He seiz'd his helm, and dragg'd him with his left; Then with his right hand, while his neck he wreath'd, Up to the hilts his shining fauchion sheath'd.†   (source)
  • Remember
    you upon the patient Job, when he had lost his children and his
    temporal substance, and in his body endured and received full
    many a grievous tribulation, yet said he thus: 'Our Lord hath
    given it to me, our Lord hath bereft it me; right as our Lord
    would, right so be it done; blessed be the name of our Lord.†   (source)
  • Some hostile god, for some unknown offense, Had sure bereft my mind of better sense; For, while thro' winding ways I took my flight, And sought the shelter of the gloomy night, Alas!†   (source)
  • Had you deferr'd, at least, your hasty flight, And left behind some pledge of our delight, Some babe to bless the mother's mournful sight, Some young Aeneas, to supply your place, Whose features might express his father's face; I should not then complain to live bereft Of all my husband, or be wholly left.†   (source)
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