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bereft +‎ -ness


bereftness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being bereft.
    • 2007 July 5, Eric Konigsberg, “Violin Taken in Subway Is Reunited With Owner”, in New York Times[1]:
      Thus began six days of bereftness and uncertainty for Mr. Chiu that ended, on Tuesday night, with the Scarampella returned to him — after taking a curious detour — courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority with an assist from the person he has come to refer to as “my thief.”