bereave (v.) Old form(s): bereaued , bereaues
take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
2H6 III.i.85[Somerset to King, of France] all your interest in those territories / Is utterly bereft you
2H6 III.ii.269[Salisbury to King] Your loving uncle ... is shamefully bereft of life
2H6 III.ii.41[King to all, of Suffolk] Came he right now to sing a raven's note, / Whose dismal tune bereft my vital powers
3H6 II.v.68[Son to himself, of his father] I ... / Have by my hands of life bereaved him
3H6 II.v.93[Father to his dead son] thy father ... hath bereft thee of thy life too late!
3H6 II.vi.60[Warwick to Edward, of Clifford] I think his understanding is bereft
CE II.i.40[Adriana to Luciana] if thou live to see like right bereft [i.e. the same rights taken away from you]
Luc.373[of the sun] Rushing from forth a cloud bereaves our sight
Luc.835[Lucrece as if to Collatine, of his honour] From me by strong assault it is bereft
MV III.ii.175[Bassanio to Portia] you have bereft me of all words
Oth I.iii.254[Desdemona to Duke, of Othello] The rites for which I love him are bereft me
TC III.ii.53[Troilus to Cressida] You have bereft me of all words
Tit II.iii.282[Saturninus to Titus, of Martius and Quintus] Have here bereft my brother of his life
TNK II.i.279[Gaoler to Palamon] I must awhile bereave you / Of your fair cousin's company
Ven.381[Adonis to Venus, of his horse] 'tis your fault I am bereft him so
Ven.797[Adonis to Venus, of lust] fresh beauty ... / Which the hot tyrant stains and soon bereaves
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