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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - State of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one.

Usage examples (40)
  • She wore black during her bereavement.
  • What happened was that they removed from the manual something called the bereavement exclusion.
  • In comfortable lives a bereavement is a contrast; in the lives of the wretched it is but one more in the assailing army of woes.
  • And they may be experiencing something that we call complicated bereavement, which is a wish to undo the loss and to undo the grief. for more
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