severance

Definitions

  • the Name of Kheops Drawn in Red on Several Blocks Of the Great Pyramid
    the Name of Kheops Drawn in Red on Several Blocks Of the Great Pyramid
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n severance the act of severing
    • n severance a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions) "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

SEVERE, BUT FLATTERING SEVERE, BUT FLATTERING
Showing an edifice of several storeys Showing an edifice of several storeys
A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well
I've seen the imperial family several times I've seen the imperial family several times

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Citrus has been added to coffee for several hundred years.
    • Severance (Law) The act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate.
    • Severance The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building may sway several feet to either side.
    • n severance The act of severing, or the state of being severed; separation; the act of dividing or disuniting; partition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
    • n Severance act of severing: separation
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.”
  • H. E. Jansen
    H. E. Jansen
    “The man who wins may have been counted out several times but he didn't hear the referee.”
  • Lord Weinstock
    Lord Weinstock
    “Dreams have their place in managerial activity, but they need to be kept severely under control.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sevrer, to wean—L. separāre, to separate.

Usage

In literature:

O race more polished, more severe than they!
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
Nature in a Variety of Views, and describe the several Ages of the World in their different Manners.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
It was not until I had been here several weeks that I became somewhat accustomed to the appearance of the negroes and mulattoes.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
Commerce had been checked for several years by the war with Great Britain.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Section of Foot with Laminitis of Several Years' Duration.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
Benares is distinctly the city of Siva, but several thousand other gods are worshiped there, including his several wives.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
He was shot at several times, and at last he was so disabled as to be compelled to surrender.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
After several days he returned, and received a severe whipping.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
This latter case was also a severe one, and for several weeks delayed our removal to the new charge.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
For several months gold rumors continued to come.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
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In poetry:

"Though this death our bodies sever,
Thou shalt find me there above;
Where I shall be learning ever,
To be worthy of thy love."
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
A. Whar shields the helpless? Johnnie,
Wha guards a wife like Annie?
Trembling here, wi' infants bonnie!
Sever'd frae the brave!
"Valour Shields The Brave" by Hector MacNeill
In spite of cloud and storm and strife,
Of tempests wild, severe,
There's sunshine in our daily life,
If one true heart is near.
"On Brooklyn Bridge" by Jared Barhite
My mouth to thy mouth
Ah never, ah never!
My breast from thy breast
Eternities sever;
But my soul to thy soul
For ever and ever.
"Never--Ever" by Richard Le Gallienne
Yet well I know,
Come weal or woe,
Thy heart is mine forever:
Though far apart
From me thou art,
Our true souls naught can sever!
"To My Absent Wife" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Across the cruel hills, that stern and steadfast
Sever you and me,
Tell me sometimes of your peaceful, blessed
Life upon the sea!
"Land-Bound" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

The last several months have been eventful, to say the least, for the folks at Alexander's Steakhouse.
She posted several updates detailing local media coverage about the attempted abduction of her daughter.
He said several abductors have released children after seeing or hearing such an alert had been issued.
Tony Stewart (14) gets turned upside down as a big wreck collects several cars on the final lap Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
Wong has taken several years to settle into his loft on East Fourth Street.
Hurricane Sandy's impact has been so severe, even those resting in peace haven't been able to do so in the eye of the ferocious storm.
But Mount Abram 's pressure paid dividends, with several boots on net.
That's what I wrote about Newt Gingrich several months ago.
The KNIA/KRLS Severe Weather Action Team brought up to the minute updates to residents as Marion County was under a severe thunderstorm warning Friday morning from just after 10:00 until 11:15am.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, more.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said back in June, Burton and an accomplice broke into several cars late at night and made purchases at several area stores with any credit cards they found.
It's been several weeks since a severed head and other body parts were found in Bronson Canyon Park.
Almost four years after sustaining severe head injuries and having his nose severed by a skate during an N.H.L.
In one of the biggest drug raids in the city in years, several members of the national street gang Latin Kings were arrested Tuesday along with others at several locations.
Many commuters raced to beat incoming storms late Friday afternoon and Friday evening, as several different Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for Southwest Florida between 5pm and 7pm.
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In science:

In fact, if possible, several photomultipliers viewing the collision chamber from several viewpoints allow a higher efficiency and the possibility to record simultaneously the fluorescence radiation in different spectral intervals.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Fat lines on the graphs are either to underline a selected at random one of several curves like in Figs.2,3, or just result from larger density of points on the curves. The diagrams have several distinctive areas that have specific meanings for the chemical systems.
Discrete Thermodynamics of Chemical Equilibria
The interstellar medium (ISM) is turbulent and Kolmogorovtype spectra were reported on the scales from several AUs to several kpc (see Armstrong, Rickett, & Spangler 1995; Lazarian & Pogosyan 2000; Lazarian 2009).
Statistics of Galactic Synchrotron and Dust Foregrounds: Spectra, PDFs and Higher-Order Moments
In this section we present several facts concerning symmetric α-stable processes and recall several geometric properties of Lipschitz domains which will be needed in the proof of our main result, Theorem 1.1.
On the Traces of symmetric stable processes on Lipschitz domains
The global container. • channel. A distributing channel. It has several descriptive tags and holds one or several items. Required tags for the channel title.
Adobe AIR, Bringing Rich Internet Applications to the Desktop
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