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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Tuesday 28th June 2022
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bereft (adjective) bi-REFT

Deprived of, lacking, without, wanting.

Our host allowed his baritone and alto guests to continue the song bereft of his own tenor voice for a time.

Stella Benson, Worlds Within Worlds. Amazon

A pale light, rising in the outer air, fell straight upon the bed; and on it, plundered and bereft, unwatched, unwept, uncared for, was the body of this man.

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Amazon

No developer would get away with building homes bereft of lights or mains water, Phillips says, so why should they be allowed to ignore green spaces?

Peter Marren The Guardian, 7 November 2007. Guardian

A mournful detective (Jean Reno) is summoned to an Alpine town, where local people have been turning up not only dead but bereft of vital components, such as eyes and hands.

Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 16 July 2001. The New Yorker

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