So Rangel, bereft of that narrative, chose instead to question the intelligence of a pesky, inquisitorial journalist.
One about teens battling to the death, and several about bereft middle-aged people struggling to keep it together.
What comes as a surprise is how bereft the chattery, clear-eyed Sylvia is when Henry disappears.
bereft of serious arguments, anti-Obama types resort to tendentious claims about symbolic slights.
Supermarkets are bereft of everything from milk to toilet paper.
Soon thy sire will be bereft of his kingdom because of thy deeds; thy pride will bring death to thy kinsmen.
She rested supinely against him, as if bereft of any strength of body or of soul.
I had not recovered, but stood there open-mouthed and eyed, bereft of speech, until the necessity for action was thrust upon me.
Upbraid me with the loss of all of which you have bereft me.
The officers, as well as the spectators, sat dumb, bereft of speech.
Old English bereafian "to deprive of, take away, seize, rob," from be + reafian "rob, plunder," from Proto-Germanic *raubojanan, from PIE *reup- "to snatch" (see rapid). A common Germanic formation (cf. Old Frisian birava "despoil," Old Saxon biroban, Dutch berooven, Old High German biroubon, German berauben, Gothic biraubon). Since mid-17c., mostly in reference to life, hope, loved ones, and other immaterial possessions. Past tense forms bereaved and bereft have co-existed since 14c., now slightly differentiated in meaning, the former applied to loss of loved ones, the latter to circumstances.