bereavement


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Synonyms for bereavement

Synonyms for bereavement

state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

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The world was at least ignorant of its bereavement, while to me it was a real and terrible actuality.
That I should ever win the opposite slopes of the range I began to doubt, for though I am naturally sanguine, I imagine that the bereavement which had befallen me had cast such a gloom over my spirits that I could see no slightest ray of hope for the future.
And then in Monsieur Thuran's loss, if they are lost, you would suffer a severe bereavement," he ventured.
While the mother-whale expressing her bereavement in terms of violence and destruction, was withdrawing the necessary distance for another charge, all hands of the Mary Turner gathered about the starboard boat swung outboard ready for lowering.
His sister informed inquiring friends that she accompanied him, in the hope of finding consolation in change of scene after the bereavement that had fallen on her.
Again, when his grief under his bereavement completely overwhelmed him, he was triumphing in secret, and acting a part
The marriage is to be solemnized on the scene of my bereavement.
She had never known anyone like her; her friends had hitherto been wholesome, normal, merry girls like herself, with only the average trials of human care and bereavement to shadow their girlish dreams.
There are few days in which the widow does not mention her loss; she always speaks of it with tears, and her grief is as deep after ten days of sorrow as on the morning after her bereavement.
It's really easier to face bereavement, dishonor, and the perdition of one's soul--than this kind of prolonged hunger.
But she had been a person to him, and the unbearable pathos of details and habit stabbed him with all the small daggers of bereavement.
It is like a bereavement to hear you speak of going away and remaining away.
Fancy, at every village and homestead almost through the three kingdoms, the great news coming of the battles in Flanders, and the feelings of exultation and gratitude, bereavement and sickening dismay, when the lists of the regimental losses were gone through, and it became known whether the dear friend and relative had escaped or fallen.
Sapsea to suggest that the river should be dragged, that its banks should be rigidly examined, that particulars of the disappearance should be sent to all outlying places and to London, and that placards and advertisements should be widely circulated imploring Edwin Drood, if for any unknown reason he had withdrawn himself from his uncle's home and society, to take pity on that loving kinsman's sore bereavement and distress, and somehow inform him that he was yet alive.
But Rachel's presence in it, after her recent bereavement, operated as a check on the gaieties of her cousins, the Miss Ablewhites--and she herself requested that her visit might be deferred to a more favourable opportunity.