Bereft – 1. Lacking something 2. Sad and lonely
He always wanted to be a ref but it left (bereft) him lacking friends and sad and lonely.
Examples of bereft in a sentence (lacking something)
His terrible anger at what she'd done left him bereft of words.
The mannequins in the shop window looked bereft of life.
Bereft of home comforts, the traveller decided to book a hotel, just for one night.
Examples of bereft in a sentence (sad and lonely)
I never felt more bereft than after my dog died.
No one came to my party on Saturday, I felt totally bereft.
She was loved by all in her community, despite the crowds that attended her funeral, they all looked bereft.