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Word: bereavement

Definition: state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft


Sentences Containing 'bereavement'

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.
'I was aware that you sustained a bereavement, sir, some time ago,' said Mr. Chillip.

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