Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, September 3, 2012, LABOR DAY -- bereft
Posted on 09/03/2012 5:50:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 9/3/12
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
1.a simple past tense and past participle of bereave. verb (used with object), be·reaved or be·reft, be·reav·ing. 1. to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of ): Illness bereaved them of their mother. 2. to deprive ruthlessly or by force (usually followed by of ): The war bereaved them of their home. 3. Obsolete . to take away by violence2. deprived: They are bereft of their senses. He is bereft of all happiness. Example Sentences
It is a performance wholly bereft of complexity of character.
All this makes for a messy, unbalanced account of violent acts too often bereft of their political and ideological context.
Increasingly, children are bereft of any contact with their fathers
Etymology: Origin: before 900; Middle English bereven, Old English berēafian; cognate with Dutch berooven, German berauben, Gothic biraubōn. See be-, reave1
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with WFTD.
The MSM is bereft of objectivity. and Newt has had enough. i hope that Newt unleashes the FURY [to coin a Caps fan phrase]and unloads on the MSM over the next two months.
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
No pushing at the door please!
happy labor day!
This country needs more folks who are reft! (only for use by those of Chinese heritage, of course...)
Good morning, dear.
Prior to Clint Eastwood’s “Empty Chair” Routine, I was bereft of hope that the Convention would make much of a difference.
I feel better now! :-)
Crony-capitalist crooks on the left
(See: Solyndra, half a billion, pure theft)
The Barack infestation
Has crippled our nation
Leaving us poor and bereft
Personally I liked the idea of Alcatraz. :-)
Dem Libs are not a new sensation
They’re arrogant and stink
But this half-pint imitation
Put me on the blink
I’m wild again, beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bereft, bothered and bewildered - am I
ROR~! ; ) A+++
good morning truthy, how was the Burgh wedding?
Think i just privately mailed you your grade! LOL! Happy National Empty CHair day, A+++
Wedding is this coming weekend.
oh i totally believe they are gonna get THEIR’s, that being a big mansion in HI. A+++
can’t quite place it, but i am dim that way!! A+++
At a Holiday gathering, one should not be beereft of liquid refreshment...
A++++ nor should any be bereft of white clothing today! Last chance til Mem day! Got my white capris on for the last time ; )
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