severeness

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 severeness excessive sternness "severity of character","the harshness of his punishment was inhuman","the rigors of boot camp"
    • n severeness extreme plainness
    • n severeness something hard to endure "the asperity of northern winters"
    • n severeness used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
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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

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: About 10% of the 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA every year are classified as severe.
    • n severeness Severity.
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Quotations

  • 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.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “Friendship should be more than biting time can sever.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “The gambling known as business looks with severe disfavor on the business known as gambling.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are -- more humane.”
  • Gerald F. Lieberman
    Gerald F. Lieberman
    “Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty.”

Usage

In literature:

Egypt sent several military expeditions south along the Nile to try to conquer the black people of Kush.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
This sudden and sometimes severely accentuated gravity resembled the disdain of a goddess.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Still, it was only escape from a severe to a less severe state.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Parrot has also mentioned several cases of this nature.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
I had drawn several loads of sand to this point to jump on, and had become quite expert.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The lot of all the refugees seems to have been very equally severe.
"The Life of Francis Marion" by William Gilmore Simms
There are several vestiges, besides, of very ancient partitions and lordships of tribes.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
Several times had he even made the attempt, but was stopped by some insurmountable obstacle.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
Mr. Astor made his overtures to several of these persons, and three of them entered into his views.
"Astoria Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving
The long conflict in Ireland had been a severe and perpetual drain on their resources.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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In poetry:

They grew in beauty, side by side,
They fill'd one home with glee;
Their graves are sever'd, far and wide,
By mount, and stream, and sea.
"The Graves Of A Household" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Flutt'ring, wheeling, wildly bounding,
O'er the hills my song resounding,
All the ties of earth I'd sever
Wide with thee to roam for ever.
"Lines Written On Seeing Lark" by Laura Sophia Temple
At the smiling of the river,
Rippling with the Saviour's face,
Saints, whom death will never sever,
Lift their songs of saving grace. Cho.
"Beautiful River" by Robert Wadsworth Lowry
No more I'll grieve o'er thy fair form
For which I'm called for age to sever;
I meet thee in the spirit warm
And we are closer now than ever.
"To Nettie" by Aaron Southwick
What though her brow be changed and cold,
Her sweet eyes closed for ever?
What though the stone—the darksome mould
Our mortal bodies sever?
"Encouragement" by Emily Jane Bronte
I gave to Love his name, his glance, his brow,
His low-toned voice, his smile,
Oh, soul be patient; I can sever them
But yet a little while--
"The Criminal's Betrothed" by Marietta Holley

In news:

In New Jersey, superstorm Sandy destroyed several blocks of Atlantic City's world-famous boardwalk and wrecked several other boardwalks up and down the coast.
On the heels of several explosive device scares, several SkyTrain riders were shocked when flying objects shattered three windows on an eastbound train coming into 29th Avenue Station Thursday night.
Saying its schools are at the "most critical crossroads" in its history, Garfield Heights is planning to severely cut several school programs and shorten school days.
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.
Griffin electric submersible pumps are available for flows as low as a few gpm to several hundred gpm, with head conditions from a few feet to several hundred feet.
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.
Lucas Duda will miss several games with hamstring tightness , an issue he said Saturday has plagued him for several weeks.
A bank is suing several California fairgrounds for the balance of a loan they took out several years ago, the Tehama District Fairgrounds and Shasta District Fairgrounds are among them.
Unfortunately, they are the same problems that we (the taxpayers) have had for several decades, under several presidents.
Erin Maue, a statistician and public information officer with the Sheriff's Office, stands among several uniforms, which were turned in this week after several members of the Josephine County Sheriff's Office were laid off.
A Bronx mother suffering from severe dementia was inexplicably allowed to walk out of Montefiore Medical Center — and was found hours later with severe bruises on her face and ribs, the Daily News has learned.
Washington Hospital Center nurses will call a one-day strike at a future date to protest the firing of 18 registered nurses and the disciplining of several others who stayed home during severe snow storms last winter.
Several severe weather advisories were in effect for Southern California Thursday afternoon, and the wet weather they warn of will likely stick around into the weekend.
The flash flood that inundated downtown Berkeley Springs with fast-moving muddy water after a series of severe thunderstorms flooded homes and businesses and damaged several streets.
Severe thunderstorms spawned a tornado that caused several injuries and damaged homes near this Hill Country town on Tuesday night.
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In science:

Regarding the compounds investigated in this paper, it is known that the LSDA band structure of bulk GaN shows severe discrepancies with photoemission results (for example the fundamental energy gap is severely underestimated and the position of the d bands is incorrect).
Self-interaction effects in (Ga,Mn)As and (Ga,Mn)N
There may be several disjoint clusters in a realization of p-Bernoulli bond percolation in GN ⋉ Px∈GN F and each cluster may have several vertices with the marker at o.
Anchored expansion, percolation and speed
In a liquid, a test particle remains trapped in a sort of local cavity and interacts constantly with several neighbors, so that the notion of mean field emerges naturally from the averaging over the effect of several neighbors.
Large amplitude spin waves in ultra-cold gases
We observe several elementary relations and consequences, and we prove several useful equivalent formulations.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
Consider a self-similar space X . A typical situation is that X looks like several copies of itself glued to several copies of another space Y , and that Y looks like several copies of itself glued to several copies of X— or the same kind of thing with more than two spaces.
General self-similarity: an overview
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