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Word for the Day, Monday, September 3, 2012, LABOR DAY -- bereft
9/3/12 | xs

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".

bereft; adj.

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. ;-)
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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

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 Threads:

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!

1 posted on 09/03/2012 5:50:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; sig226; IAGreywolf; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

happy labor day!


2 posted on 09/03/2012 5:54:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
New Zerobama slogan:

Bereft!

This country needs more folks who are reft! (only for use by those of Chinese heritage, of course...)

3 posted on 09/03/2012 5:57:44 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: xsmommy

Good morning, dear.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 5:58:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms.)
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To: xsmommy

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! :-)


5 posted on 09/03/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

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


6 posted on 09/03/2012 6:10:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms.)
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To: xsmommy
I will be ecstatic, not bereft, it the HillBuzz Hawaii Story people are correct and the Kenyan, his wife and MIL are relocating elsewhere in 2013.

Personally I liked the idea of Alcatraz. :-)

7 posted on 09/03/2012 6:15:36 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: xsmommy

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


8 posted on 09/03/2012 6:24:26 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: SAJ

ROR~! ; ) A+++


9 posted on 09/03/2012 6:39:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

good morning truthy, how was the Burgh wedding?


10 posted on 09/03/2012 6:40:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Think i just privately mailed you your grade! LOL! Happy National Empty CHair day, A+++


11 posted on 09/03/2012 6:41:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

excellent! A++++


12 posted on 09/03/2012 6:42:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Wedding is this coming weekend.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 6:42:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms.)
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To: RikaStrom

oh i totally believe they are gonna get THEIR’s, that being a big mansion in HI. A+++


14 posted on 09/03/2012 6:43:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Panzerlied

can’t quite place it, but i am dim that way!! A+++


15 posted on 09/03/2012 6:43:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

ooooh!


16 posted on 09/03/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
OMG they are such copycatters!
17 posted on 09/03/2012 7:14:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

At a Holiday gathering, one should not be beereft of liquid refreshment...


18 posted on 09/03/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT by mikrofon (Happy Labour Day!)
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To: xsmommy
Good morning - before I can even comment on anything I have to share a laugh..... on a local station these two really pretty women, fashion/make up experts were discussing the newest trends and had a male and female model standing there. The woman looked fine, except she was wearing little white gloves like I wore to church when I was 7, but the guy....... black shoes, black socks.... plaid capri pants that were fitted below the knee (think old golf pants) - a vneck white mens tshirt with a white jacket covering the T, completely buttoned up and BELTED with a thin tan belt. Sort of like Mooshelle - belted over the outside of his jacket. He looked like he wanted to cry on stage.
19 posted on 09/03/2012 7:54:05 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: mikrofon

A++++ nor should any be bereft of white clothing today! Last chance til Mem day! Got my white capris on for the last time ; )


20 posted on 09/03/2012 7:54:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Bereft

A special announcement found on page 1:

Labor Day is a big deal here for the Atkinsonville Cosmic Wind and News. The newspaper is sponsering free tours at the Waste Treatment Facility (see we know big words too but for the droolers that had too much Dr. Bobb’s Special Home Remedy in their grits....well save the bag from your lunch...you may need it during the tour).

So be on time or bereft behind cause we bereaving at noon sharp. Bring your own coffee cans for free samples.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RikaStrom; TheGrimReaper

This is Houston men’s fashion??? Xsbro not likely to look stylish! But I’m
Betting Grimmy looks HOTT in that !! LOL!


22 posted on 09/03/2012 7:57:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: count-your-change

Hilarious! A++++


23 posted on 09/03/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom

Wow. $35mill mansion. Hardly Alcatraz.


24 posted on 09/03/2012 8:08:01 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I can see why you would laugh at the guy. Black shoes? He definitely should have borrowed a pair of Ronald McDonald’s big red shoes.

Does no one have any sense of fashion anymore?


25 posted on 09/03/2012 8:14:20 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy
Nickelodeon is bereft of common sense and accountability by recommending kids look at Jason Biggs' twitter feeds and those of his filthy pig of a wife too. And I am restraining myself in the way I refer to her.
26 posted on 09/03/2012 8:20:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change; xsmommy

It was truly sad and hysterical at the same time. I thought at first it was some way of punishing the male model


27 posted on 09/03/2012 8:22:45 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; xsmommy; SeaDragon

Poor guy, what do these people really think the regular people of the world wear? Sheesh.

BTW, I found a hair place that did a cut/color (2-color highlight foils) for $100. I’m overjoyed!! LOL

Sea keeps saying that we pay too much for cut/color in Houston, but this was an awesome find.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 8:23:59 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: xsmommy

My empty chair is out in the middle of my front lawn. It’s raining lightly so it’s one of my patio chairs. Is anyone else doing this today?


29 posted on 09/03/2012 8:26:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

No joke. I feel sorry for the people in HI having to put up with them, but if they wanted a water view, no neighbors, and an island home.... I’m still going with they need to be in Alcatraz. :-)

How are you Ti? All well with your crew?


30 posted on 09/03/2012 8:27:22 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: xsmommy

Well my blackberry finally died and my husband surprised me with a new iphone for our anniversary. I’m having fun learning all the things this technology brings


31 posted on 09/03/2012 8:37:05 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: RikaStrom

Nice - I stumbled into a salon recently and they were not busy so I impulsively had a cut - really liked the stylist and it turns out she used to live in the very town we lived in.... small world


32 posted on 09/03/2012 8:47:59 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: secret garden

A++++ Jason Biggs is a misogynist


33 posted on 09/03/2012 8:51:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: RikaStrom

I pay more than twice that , that’s quite a deal!


34 posted on 09/03/2012 8:54:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

What a nice gift! Happy anniversary!


35 posted on 09/03/2012 8:55:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

True, it’s a very small world. I always like to hear stories like that, you just never know when you are going to run into someone that you may have lived 3 streets down from, in another location.

This place is 10 minutes from my house, I didn’t even know it existed. :-)


36 posted on 09/03/2012 8:59:31 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: RikaStrom

We are good. Fall is here early. One tree has lost all it’s leaves already. Odd. Still swimming though.


37 posted on 09/03/2012 9:01:33 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

I was so happy to find them. My stylist moved to Austin, and I am not driving to Austin to get my hair done. I was sort of desperate and it had been 5 months, so I was in need. I’m really impressed, it was clean, professional, they knew what to do and I walked out really happy with the color, the shaping (5 months ugh).

LOL, the things we fret about. :-)


38 posted on 09/03/2012 9:03:33 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: tioga

I want fall... It was 100 degrees on Friday. :-)

I’m bereft without seasons, but I absolutely love no snow.


39 posted on 09/03/2012 9:06:21 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: secret garden

Oh, yeah. My empty chair is a cheap white plastic one. Stuck it right in the middle of the lawn. Obvious. I will be surprised if any of my neighbors even notice or know what it’s there for.


40 posted on 09/03/2012 9:09:40 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: xsmommy

I was reading the jason biggs ordeal - his wife is worse than he is! They act like 7th grade boys who have just discovered they can joke about “dirty things”


41 posted on 09/03/2012 9:14:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: xsmommy

Happy Labor Day to all who are fortunate enough to have steady work-and may the rest of us have work after November...

I’ll rejoice to see the end
Of the Obama administration
Even if he goes to Hawaii
On a permanent vacation

Bereft of sense as he is
With queen Michelle in tow
The people in his home state
Might enjoy their daily show

He’ll play golf and advertise
Every course where he’s seen-
And Michelle’s clothes won’t only
Be appropriate for Halloween

I had to borrow that line-I loved it!


42 posted on 09/03/2012 9:16:56 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

Four years of an empty chair,
his second empty under his hair.
Together no intellectual heft,
leaving the country bereft.
Time to throw out this pair.


43 posted on 09/03/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT by tioga (Biden is the intellect of the Dem party. Clint Eastwood)
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To: RikaStrom

That was sort of my problem - girl I’ve gone to for a long time was having a boyfriend meltdown last time I was there. she was attempting to fix a huge error from the week before when she was busy and I had another girl there cut my hair and it wasn’t even the same length on each side! I was stunned and got back there to her and she was “distracted” and I wasn’t happy with her either. I decided to find a new salon rather than pay her to tell me about her drunk boyfriend.


44 posted on 09/03/2012 9:19:08 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: RikaStrom

I think Alcatraz Island would be a pretty cool place for a wealthy person to have an estate, actually-complete with a haunted prison historical landmark, and it is a pretty island in a lonely sort of way...

We visited Alcatraz Island when MrT5 was stationed in SanFran-that tour and the restaurants on the wharf were the only nice thing about that city-it is a lunatic asylum that looks like a Disney set.


45 posted on 09/03/2012 9:26:15 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

I was glad to read today (and be reminded) that we don’t pay for secret service protection forever for past presidents; just nine years. So we are no longer footing the bill for the clinton compound in NY.


46 posted on 09/03/2012 9:29:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RikaStrom

I’ve done my own hair forever, as do most of the women out here, but I still have friends in the city who have followed stylists from salon to salon for years.


47 posted on 09/03/2012 9:30:54 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Isn’t that the truth! I think it should only be 5 years-if someone can’t adjust their lifestyle to that of a private citizen in 5 years, then they are probably in need of counseling. What the hell would a former president do if they had to go back to their former job (I wish they had to)? Have the secret service go to the office with them? That would not bring people flocking to their business, to say the least...

I saw that the ‘rats are having the I-wanna-sanctuary-city clown mayor of SA, Julien-AKA hooligan-Castro to give a keynote speech. He is exactly the sort of Hispanic who almost makes me ashamed to be-Henry Cisneros redux without the mistress (so far)...


48 posted on 09/03/2012 10:16:35 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy
Here are some statistics on party affiliation that will leave the leftards bereft.
49 posted on 09/03/2012 10:26:10 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Which number anniversary is telephony again? ;-)


50 posted on 09/03/2012 10:27:20 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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