The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rift \Rift\, n. [Written also reft.] [Dan. rift, fr. rieve to rend. See Rive.]
An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a fissure.
A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
n. A chink; a rift. vb. (en-pastreave)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
past participle of reave.
Usage examples of "reft".
I have reft from you your birthright, she who is of all things most precious.
They who lived on in the form of the Ancient Ones needed no traffic with the goddess who had reft them of their domain.
He had as much cause to dislike Reft Zill as Reave did: He had also been at the fight at Menute Falls.
He could not think of any situation that could be improved by the presence of Reft Zill.
He golden apples reft from the dragon He drew out Cerberus the hound of hell.
Suddenly dizzy, disoriented, and numb with fear, Stanach was reft of his will and helpless.
To the beloved ones reft, By aid of thee, has left His form, his lip, his ardent glance, to tell How fair was he on earth who left it for a name.
Another had to be shot for meat, reft beyond cure by an ugly, splintered bone shredded through the thick hide of its gaskin.
Arithon could not transmute the effects, reft as he was from his mage talent.
He felt reft, his heart all but shredded with yearning to somehow restore them.
Ceremonial Inquisitor also was reft speechless, while the ranked candles burned, the white beeswax run liquid and refrozen in grotesque, clumped driblets.
His feet will turn to desert places Shadowless, reft of rain and dew, Where stars stare down with sharpened faces From heavens pitilessly blue.
Strelley saw two porters scramble after his portmanteaux, had his valise reft from his hand, and that hand firmly grasped before he could frame his reply.
Many of the Witches died in the backwash of the Power and the few left were reft of much of their strength, but Pagar and his forces were annihilated.
By the Maker, is a smith to be reft of his fight by any wandering female?