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.
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.