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bereft

adjective [after verb] uk   /bɪˈreft/ formal us  
not having something or feeling great loss: Alone now and almost penniless, he was bereft of hope. After the last of their children had left home the couple felt utterly bereft.
Translations of “bereft”
in Spanish privado de…
in French privé de…
in German beraubt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺乏…的, 感到失落的…
in Russian опустошенный…
in Turkish yalnız ve son derece üzgün…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺乏…的, 感到失落的…
in Polish opuszczony, osamotniony…
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