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 ; )
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.
This is Houston men’s fashion??? Xsbro not likely to look stylish! But I’m
Betting Grimmy looks HOTT in that !! LOL!
Wow. $35mill mansion. Hardly Alcatraz.
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?
It was truly sad and hysterical at the same time. I thought at first it was some way of punishing the male model
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.
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?
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?
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
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
A++++ Jason Biggs is a misogynist
I pay more than twice that , that’s quite a deal!
What a nice gift! Happy anniversary!
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. :-)
We are good. Fall is here early. One tree has lost all it’s leaves already. Odd. Still swimming though.
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. :-)
I want fall... It was 100 degrees on Friday. :-)
I’m bereft without seasons, but I absolutely love no snow.
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.
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”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)...
Which number anniversary is telephony again? ;-)