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Word: bereaved

Definition: deprived of (someone beloved through death)


Sentences Containing 'bereaved'

Fresh flowers, in vases of water, are to be seen at the portals of many of the vaults: placed there by the pious hands of bereaved parents and children, husbands and wives, and renewed daily.
In the end, his hatred for Titel morphs into burning regret, and pushes the bereaved parent to hang himself.
It was a great augmentation of my uneasiness to be bereaved, at this eventful crisis, of the inestimable services of Miss Mills.
It would have carried an enormous range of black fabric from which bereaved ladies, or their dressmakers, would have made their mourning wardrobes.
Ombudsman Al Hutchinson said: "Inconsistent police briefings, some of which inferred that victims of the bombing were culpable in the atrocity, caused the bereaved families great distress, which has continued for many years".
On Fox News on the Geraldo at Large show, October 6, 2007, Geraldo Rivera and other investigators accused Schwartz as a fraud as he had overstepped his position as a university researcher by requesting over three million dollars from a bereaved father who had lost his son.
Relatives sit with the body, while mourners come to make their last greetings to the departed and to bring gifts to the bereaved.
The charity’s national homicide service was launched in 2010 and supported over 1,000 newly bereaved people in its first year of operation.
The director attended funeral ceremonies in order to understand the feelings of bereaved families.
To pass by my other afflictions, I have lost five children under the most pitiful conditions possible: for the five I lost one by one when each was my only child, suffering these blows of bereavement in such a manner that each child was born to one already bereaved.

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