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 ?
From now on, to Saxon, life seemed bereft of its last reason and rhyme.
Linen belted shirt dress WHEN Principles stores closed their doors last year it left loyal fans bereft of its stylish tailoring and well cut clothing.
Middlesex is a great book, and I felt bereft of its company when I'd finished it.