bereft of (someone or something)

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bereft of (someone or something)

Completely lacking something. The children at the orphanage are bereft of any family members. After crying all day at the hospital, I was bereft of all emotion when I got home.
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bereft of someone or something

left without someone or something. (Bereft is the past participle of bereave, functioning here as an adjective.) Tom was bereft of all hope. The child was bereft of his parents.
See also: bereft, of
References in classic literature ?
As a bailiff, when well authorized by his writ, having possessed himself of the person of some unhappy debtor, views all his tears without concern; in vain the wretched captive attempts to raise compassion; in vain the tender wife bereft of her companion, the little prattling boy, or frighted girl, are mentioned as inducements to reluctance.
The Bolshoi's Svetlana Lunkina--another Russian joy--was bereft of her partner, an indisposed Dmitri Gudanov, but her charming, delicately phrased Sylph in Boumonville's second-act duet from La Sylphide was, at short notice, well matched by a stalwart and forthright Guillaume Cote from the National Ballet of Canada.
Sometimes she is the attacking bear bereft of her cubs, the lioness in our path, the terrifying, the arbitrary, the inexplicable.