bereaved vs. bereft – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Bereaved

Definition:

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

Examples:

the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of

VS.

Bereft

Definition:

unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love

Examples:

Bereft of hope, she moved to Australia.

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