to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of):
Illness bereaved them of their mother.
to deprive ruthlessly or by force (usually followed by of):
The war bereaved them of their home.
Obsolete. to take away by violence.
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Aurora the Magnificent Gertrude Hall
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(usually foll by of) to deprive (of) something or someone valued, esp through death
(obsolete) to remove by force
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a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “bringer of victory.”. Contemporary Examples ‘The Artist’: Golden Globe Winner Jean Dujardin on Its Surprise Ending Tracy McNicoll January 15, 2012 Hollywood’s Top Dog: ‘The Artist’ Star Uggie Ramin Setoodeh December 4, 2011 Man Ray Revealed Philip Gefter November 11, 2009 Historical Examples Hester’s Counterpart Jean […]
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the constellation Coma Berenices.