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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past tense and a past participle of reave1.
  • v. A past tense and a past participle of reave2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of reave or reive.
  • n. A chink; a rift.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bereft.
  • n. A chink; a rift. See rift.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit and past participle of reave.
  • n. Obsolete forms of rift.

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  • She looked illumined and transfigured and reft out of herself and all the rest of it. Cold Comfort Farm.

    February 23, 2013


  • What thou lovest well remains,
    the rest is dross
    What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
    What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage
    Whose world, or mine or theirs
    or is it of none?
    First came the seen, then thus the palpable
    Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell,
    What thou lovest well is thy true heritage
    What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee

    - Ezra Pound, 'The Pisan Cantos'.

    February 13, 2009