Bereavement



a period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one:
The widow had many visitors during her bereavement.
a state of intense grief, as after the loss of a loved one; desolation.
deprivation or loss by force (usually fol. by of):
The hurricane left a trail of bereavement of ordinary people.
Contemporary Examples

Bereavement Doesn’t Equal Depression, and It’s No Disease for the DSM T. Byram Karasu January 26, 2012
Palestinian Children Emily L. Hauser June 28, 2012
Psychologists View Both Divorce and Marriage as Major Life Stresses Emma Woolf May 11, 2014
Psychologists View Both Divorce and Marriage as Major Life Stresses Emma Woolf May 11, 2014
Justin Cartwright’s Novel ‘Lion Heart’ May Win Him the Audience He Deserves Robert Birnbaum March 24, 2014

Historical Examples

The Combined Maze May Sinclair
The Conquest of Fear Basil King
We Two Edna Lyall
K Mary Roberts Rinehart
Cynthia Leonard Merrick

noun
the condition of having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death
a death
n.

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