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Reave (impf. and partic. reft) 1) to bereave, to deprive; with of: “--s his son of life,” Ven. 766. “would have reft the fishers of their prey,” Err. I, 1, 116. Err. I, 1, 116 Ado IV, 1, 198. All's V, 3, 86. H6B V, 1, 187. R3 IV, 4, 233. Cymb. III, 3, 103 (O. Edd. refts, M. Edd. reft'st). Per. II, 3, 84.
2) to take away: “since he himself is reft from her by death,” Ven. 1174.
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