bereavement

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bereavement (plural bereavements)

  1. The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death
    • 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
      I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost

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