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Bereave, impf. “bereft:” H6B III, 2, 41. R3 I, 2, 138. partic. “bereaved:” H6C II, 5, 68 and Lr. IV, 4, 9; “bereft:” Ven. 381. Ven. 381 Lucr. 835. Sonn. 5, 11. Tp. III, 3, 76 etc. etc.
1) to b. one of sth. == to deprive, to strip one of: “thee of thy son they have bereft,” Tp. III, 3, 76. Merch. III, 2, 177. Shr. V, 2, 143. R2 II, 1, 237. III, 3, 84. H6A V, 3, 195. H6B III, 2, 269. H6C II, 5, 68. H6C II, 5, 68 R3 I, 2, 138. Troil. III, 2, 57. Troil. III, 2, 57 Cor. III, 1, 158. Tit. II, 3, 282. Tim. V, 4, 70. Ant. V, 2, 130. Per. II, 1, 9. IV, 1, 32.
2) to b. one sth., in the same sense, used only in the passive form; the subject being either the person deprived or the thing taken away: “'tis your fault I am bereft him so,” Ven. 381. “say that the sense of feeling were bereft me,” Ven. 381 “all your interest in those territories is utterly bereft you,” H6C III, 1, 85. “the rites for which I love him are bereft me,” Oth. I, 3, 258.
3) to b. sth. from one: “from me by strong assault it is bereft,” Lucr. 835.
4) to b. sth. == to take from, to impair, to spoil: “the sun --s our sight,” Lucr. 373. “beauty's effect with beauty were bereft,” Sonn. 5, 11. which (beauty) the hot tyrant (lust) “stains and soon --s,” Ven. 797. “if thou live to see like right bereft,” Err. II, 1, 40. “whose dismal tune bereft my vital powers,” H6B III, 2, 41. “I think his understanding is bereft,” H6C II, 6, 60. “in the restoring his bereaved sense,” Lr. IV, 4, 9.
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