[ US /ˈɹiv/ ]
  1. steal goods; take as spoils
    During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
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  • New members are always welcome, irrespective of what stage of bereavement they are at.
  • The bereaved are normally anxious for a speedy conclusion in these tragic cases.
  • She has recently suffered a bereavement.
  • A bereaved couple allow their dead son to be cloned by a sinister scientific institute in this clunking supernatural thriller. Times, Sunday Times
  • His strong able-bodied cockswain did good service in cheerfully carrying his much-loved Commander, and they managed to return to the boat, and brought the two bereaved and sorrow-stricken ladies back to the “Pioneer.” A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries
  • Grief is a powerful feeling, bereavement is as natural a life process as the passing of the seasons. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Reavers sat near the fire pit they had gathered; one lit the kindling, sparking a roaring fire in the middle of the morning.
  • Debut novelists will make up nearly half of the Orange prize for fiction longlist, which this year tackles strikingly difficult subjects: incest, sadistic cruelty, polygamy, child bereavement, hermaphroditism and mental illness. Orange prize longlist tackles difficult subjects – and alligators
  • Share your feelings with a bereavement counsellor. The Sun
  • Nay, the majesty of kings, is rather exalted than diminished, when they are in the chair of counsel; neither was there ever prince, bereaved of his dependences, by his counsel, except where there hath been, either an over – greatness in one counsellor, or an over – strict combination in divers; which are things soon found, and holpen. The Essays
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