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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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