Definition of bereft:
straitened, deprived, dispossessed, beggared, divested, grief-stricken, naked, unbeloved, left without, robbed, sorrowing, wanting, mourning, grieving, unloved, forlorn of, keep, sorrowful, forsaken, abandoned, bereaved, forlorn, lovelorn, desolate, left unprovided for, deserted, stripped, cut off, lorn, derelict.
- "The Reverberator", Henry James.
- "La Fiammetta", Giovanni Boccaccio.
It was on the same general lines that poor Newton Winch, bereft, alone, ill, perhaps dying, and with the drawback of a not very sympathetic personality- as Mark remembered it at least- to contend against in almost any conceivable appeal to human furtherance, it was on these lines, very much, that the luckless case in Fiftieth Street was offered him as a source of salutary discipline.- "The Finer Grain", Henry James.