The bereaved widow wore a black veil for her husband’s funeral as she slowly walked beside the grim coffin down the crooked road. In her bereavement and loss, she wept silent tears and clung to the hand of her brother who supported her during this most difficult time. Although the widow was bereaved or deprived of her husband, she was not entirely alone, since her friends offered her aid for many weeks and years to come.
Quiz: What does it mean when someone is bereaved?
- That person has recently lost a loved one.
- That person has suffered great pain and loss.
- That person has become the center of emotional support.