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widower

  • noun a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried
    widowman.

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spiritually

  • adverb in a spiritual manner
    • the ninth century was the spiritually freest period

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bereft

  • adjective satellite unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
    unbeloved; lovelorn.
  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    grief-stricken; mourning; sorrowing; grieving; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope

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mourner

  • noun a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
    lamenter; sorrower; griever.

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utterly

  • adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    absolutely; perfectly; dead.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right

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widow

  • noun a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
    widow woman.
  • verb cause to be without a spouse
    • The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia

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oddly

  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; peculiarly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly
  • adverb in a strange manner
    queerly; strangely; funnily.
    • a queerly inscribed sheet of paper

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lover

  • noun a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; fan; buff.

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woefully

  • adverb in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
    deplorably; lamentably; sadly.
    • he was sadly neglected
    • it was woefully inadequate

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widow

  • noun a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
    widow woman.
  • verb cause to be without a spouse
    • The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia

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strangely

  • adverb in a strange manner
    queerly; funnily; oddly.
    • a queerly inscribed sheet of paper

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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totally

  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    all; whole; wholly; completely; altogether; entirely.
    • he was wholly convinced
    • entirely satisfied with the meal
    • it was completely different from what we expected
    • was completely at fault
    • a totally new situation
    • the directions were all wrong
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach
    • a whole new idea

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alike

  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    similar; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste
  • adverb equally
    likewise.
    • parents and teachers alike demanded reforms

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beseech

  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    bid; entreat; press; adjure; conjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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doubly

  • adverb to double the degree
    double; twice.
    • she was doubly rewarded
    • his eyes were double bright
  • adverb in a twofold manner
    in two ways.
    • he was doubly wrong

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thou

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thousand; grand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.

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tragically

  • adverb in a tragic manner; with tragic consequences
    • the adventure ended tragically
    • tragically, she contracted AIDS

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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momentarily

  • adverb for an instant or moment
    momently.
    • we paused momentarily before proceeding
    • a cardinal perched momently on the dogwood branch
  • adverb at any moment
    momently.
    • she will be with you momently

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orphan

  • noun a child who has lost both parents
  • noun someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision

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emotionally

  • adverb in an emotional manner
    • at the funeral he spoke emotionally
  • adverb with regard to emotions
    • emotionally secure

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beseech

  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    bid; entreat; press; adjure; conjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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grinder

  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; submarine; zep; Cuban sandwich; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.
  • noun grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
    molar.

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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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unaccountably

  • adverb in an unaccountable manner
    • in the book, a tycoon unaccountably becomes the hero's friend

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without

On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.
Without the gate Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein. Dryden.

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cruelly

  • adverb excessively
    • a cruelly bitter winter
  • adverb with cruelty
    • he treated his students cruelly

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parent

  • noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
  • noun an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

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morally

  • adverb with respect to moral principles
    • morally unjustified
  • adverb in a moral manner
    virtuously.
    • he acted morally under the circumstances

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orphan

  • noun a child who has lost both parents
  • noun someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision

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conspicuously

  • adverb in a manner tending to attract attention
    • there have been plenty of general declarations about willingness to meet and talk, but conspicuously no mention of time and place
  • adverb in a prominent way
    prominently.
    • the new car was prominently displayed in the driveway

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parent

  • noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
  • noun an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

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inexplicable

  • adjective incapable of being explained or accounted for
    incomprehensible.
    • inexplicable errors
    • left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons

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family

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; menage; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • noun primary social group; parents and children
    family unit.
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

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singularly

  • adverb in a singular manner or to a singular degree; he acquired three wives and fourteen children during his Portuguese embassy alone"
    • Lord T. was considered singularly licentious even for the courts of Russia and Portugal

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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suddenly

  • adverb happening unexpectedly
    all of a sudden; of a sudden.
    • suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side
  • adverb quickly and without warning
    short; dead; abruptly.
    • he stopped suddenly

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lover

  • noun a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; fan; buff.

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temporarily

  • adverb for a limited time only; not permanently
    • he will work here temporarily
    • he was brought out of retirement temporarily
    • a power failure temporarily darkened the town

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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sadly

  • adverb in an unfortunate way
    unhappily.
    • sadly he died before he could see his grandchild
  • adverb with sadness; in a sad manner
    • `She died last night,' he said sadly

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survivor

  • noun one who lives through affliction
    subsister.
    • the survivors of the fire were taken to a hospital
  • noun one who outlives another
    • he left his farm to his survivors

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entirely

  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    all; whole; wholly; completely; altogether; totally.
    • he was wholly convinced
    • entirely satisfied with the meal
    • it was completely different from what we expected
    • was completely at fault
    • a totally new situation
    • the directions were all wrong
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach
    • a whole new idea
  • adverb without any others being included or involved
    alone; solely; only; exclusively.
    • was entirely to blame
    • a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children
    • he works for Mr. Smith exclusively
    • did it solely for money
    • the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone
    • a privilege granted only to him

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forever

  • adverb for a limitless time
    everlastingly; evermore; eternally.
    • no one can live forever
    • brightly beams our Father's mercy from his lighthouse evermore"- P.P.Bliss
  • adverb for a very long or seemingly endless time
    forever and a day.
    • she took forever to write the paper
    • we had to wait forever and a day

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seemingly

  • adverb from appearances alone
    ostensibly; on the face of it; apparently.
    • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
    • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
    • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
    • on the face of it the problem seems minor

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spouse

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    partner; married person; mate; better half.

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virtually

  • adverb in essence or effect but not in fact
    • the strike virtually paralyzed the city
    • I'm virtually broke
  • adverb (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    about; nigh; almost; most; near; nearly; well-nigh.
    • the job is (just) about done
    • the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
    • we're almost finished
    • the car all but ran her down
    • he nearly fainted
    • talked for nigh onto 2 hours
    • the recording is well-nigh perfect
    • virtually all the parties signed the contract
    • I was near exhausted by the run
    • most everyone agrees

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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completely

  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    all; whole; wholly; altogether; entirely; totally.
    • he was wholly convinced
    • entirely satisfied with the meal
    • it was completely different from what we expected
    • was completely at fault
    • a totally new situation
    • the directions were all wrong
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach
    • a whole new idea
  • adverb so as to be complete; with everything necessary
    • he had filled out the form completely
    • the apartment was completely furnished

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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curiously

  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    peculiarly; oddly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly
  • adverb with curiosity
    inquisitively; interrogatively.
    • the baby looked around curiously

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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wholly

  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    all; whole; completely; altogether; entirely; totally.
    • he was wholly convinced
    • entirely satisfied with the meal
    • it was completely different from what we expected
    • was completely at fault
    • a totally new situation
    • the directions were all wrong
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach
    • a whole new idea

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family

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; menage; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • noun primary social group; parents and children
    family unit.
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

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felt

  • noun a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  • verb mat together and make felt-like
    • felt the wool

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henceforth

  • adverb from this time forth; from now on
    henceforward.
    • henceforth she will be known as Mrs. Smith

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sorely

  • adverb to a great degree
    • I missed him sorely
    • we were sorely taxed to keep up with them
  • adverb in or as if in pain
    painfully.
    • she moved painfully forward
    • sorely wounded

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wife

  • noun a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
    married woman.

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largely

  • adverb in large part; mainly or chiefly
    for the most part; mostly.
    • These accounts are largely inactive
  • adverb on a large scale
    • the sketch was so largely drawn that you could see it from the back row

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creature

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; fauna.
  • noun a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
    wight.

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happily

  • adverb in a joyous manner
    blithely; merrily; gayly; mirthfully; jubilantly.
    • they shouted happily
  • adverb in an unexpectedly lucky way
    • happily he was not injured

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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bereaved

  • noun a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
    bereaved person.
    • the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of
  • verb deprive through death
    bereave.

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girlhood

  • noun the childhood of a girl
    maidenhood; maidhood.

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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acquaintance

  • noun personal knowledge or information about someone or something
    conversance; conversancy; familiarity.
  • noun a relationship less intimate than friendship
    acquaintanceship.

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irretrievably

  • adverb in an irretrievable manner
    • it is irretrievably lost

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cousin

  • noun the child of your aunt or uncle
    first cousin; cousin-german; full cousin.

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shamefully

  • adverb in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree
    ignominiously; ingloriously; disgracefully; discreditably; dishonorably; dishonourably.
    • his grades were disgracefully low

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now

  • noun the momentary present
    • Now is a good time to do it
    • it worked up to right now
  • adverb in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events
    • President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard
    • Washington now decides to cross the Delaware
    • the ship is now listing to port

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hopelessly

  • adverb in a hopeless manner
    • the papers were hopelessly jumbled
    • he is hopelessly romantic
  • adverb in a dispirited manner without hope
    dispiritedly.
    • the first Mozartian opera to be subjected to this curious treatment ran dispiritedly for five performances

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partner

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    married person; spouse; mate; better half.
  • noun an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
    collaborator; cooperator; pardner.
    • the musician and the librettist were collaborators
    • sexual partners

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intellectually

  • adverb in an intellectual manner
    • intellectually gifted children
    • intellectually influenced

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indeed

  • adverb in truth (often tends to intensify)
    so.
    • they said the car would break down and indeed it did
    • it is very cold indeed
    • was indeed grateful
    • indeed, the rain may still come
    • he did so do it!
  • adverb (used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.
    • Wants to marry the butler? Indeed!

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noticeably

  • adverb in a noticeable manner
    observably; perceptibly.
    • he changed noticeably over the years

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daughter

  • noun a female human offspring
    girl.
    • her daughter cared for her in her old age

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relative

  • noun a person related by blood or marriage
    relation.
    • police are searching for relatives of the deceased
    • he has distant relations back in New Jersey
  • noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    congeneric; congener; congenator.

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financially

  • adverb from a financial point of view
    • this was financially unattractive

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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ideologically

  • adverb with respect to ideology
    • ideologically, we do not see eye to eye

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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nigh

  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; near.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call
  • adjective satellite being on the left side
    near.
    • the near or nigh horse is the one on the left
    • the animal's left side is its near or nigh side

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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pathetically

  • adverb in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion
    pitiably.
    • the sick child cried pathetically
  • adverb arousing scornful pity
    • they had pathetically little money
    • it was pathetically bad

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wive

  • verb take (someone) as a wife
  • verb marry a woman, take a wife

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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owner

  • noun (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
    proprietor.
    • he is the owner of a chain of restaurants
  • noun a person who owns something
    possessor.
    • they are searching for the owner of the car
    • who is the owner of that friendly smile?

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absolutely

  • adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    perfectly; dead; utterly.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right
  • adverb totally and definitely; without question
    • we are absolutely opposed to the idea
    • he forced himself to lie absolutely still
    • iron is absolutely necessary

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household

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; menage; family; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home

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increasingly

  • adverb advancing in amount or intensity
    more and more; progressively.
    • she became increasingly depressed

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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wander

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cuckold; cheat on; betray.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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unexpectedly

  • adverb in a way that was not expected
    out of the blue.
    • her brother showed up at the wedding out of the blue
  • adverb without advance planning
    circumstantially; by chance; accidentally.
    • they met accidentally

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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altogether

  • noun informal terms for nakedness
    birthday suit; raw.
    • in the raw
    • in the altogether
    • in his birthday suit
  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    all; whole; wholly; completely; entirely; totally.
    • he was wholly convinced
    • entirely satisfied with the meal
    • it was completely different from what we expected
    • was completely at fault
    • a totally new situation
    • the directions were all wrong
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach
    • a whole new idea

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both

  • adjective satellite (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two
    • both girls are pretty

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mercifully

  • adverb in a compassionate manner
    • he dealt with the thief mercifully

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again

  • adverb anew
    once more; once again; over again.
    • she tried again
    • they rehearsed the scene again

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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permanently

  • adverb for a long time without essential change
    for good.
    • he is permanently disabled

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herself

An emphasized form of the third person feminine pronoun; -- used as a subject with she; as, she herself will bear the blame; also used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is herself; she blames herself.

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practically

  • adverb almost; nearly
    • practically the first thing I saw when I got off the train
    • he was practically the only guest at the party
    • there was practically no garden at all
  • adverb in a practical manner
    • practically orientated institutions such as business schools
    • a brilliant man but so practically inept that he needed help to cross the road safely

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couple

  • noun a pair who associate with one another
    twosome; duet; duo.
    • the engaged couple
    • an inseparable twosome
  • noun a pair of people who live together
    mates; match.
    • a married couple from Chicago

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dove

  • noun any of numerous small pigeons
  • noun someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
    peacenik.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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equally

  • adverb to the same degree (often followed by `as')
    every bit; as.
    • they were equally beautiful
    • birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly
    • sang as sweetly as a nightingale
    • he is every bit as mean as she is
  • adverb in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
    evenly.
    • a class evenly divided between girls and boys
    • they split their winnings equally
    • deal equally with rich and poor

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owner

  • noun (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
    proprietor.
    • he is the owner of a chain of restaurants
  • noun a person who owns something
    possessor.
    • they are searching for the owner of the car
    • who is the owner of that friendly smile?

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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genuinely

  • adverb in accordance with truth or fact or reality
    really; truly.
    • she was now truly American
    • a genuinely open society
    • they don't really listen to us
  • adverb genuinely; with authority
    authentically.
    • it is authentically British

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friend

  • noun a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • he was my best friend at the university
  • noun an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    ally.
    • he's a good ally in fight

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Collocation words for "bereft" are words related to "bereft" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "bereft" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "bereft" or by the count of syllables each word has.