Definition of bereaved:
We understand that during the intervening time the bereaved lady had occupied herself by going through the private papers of her late husband, sitting up late at night in order to render this last devout service.- "The Debit Account", Oliver Onions.
Even Whitewing's spirit was depressed for a time, and he could offer no consolation to the bereaved fathers, or find much comfort to himself; yet in the midst of all the mental darkness by which he was at that time surrounded, two sentences which the pale- face missionary had impressed on him gleamed forth now and then, like two flickering stars in a very black sky.- "The Prairie Chief", R.M. Ballantyne.
As it fell upon her shoulders, Benita knew that it was a chain of destiny drawing her she knew not where, this ornament that had last been worn by that woman, bereaved and unhappy as herself, who could find no refuge from her sorrow except in death.- "Benita, An African Romance", H. Rider Haggard.