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    Definition:
    Sever - (v. t.) To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body.
    Sever - (v. t.) To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg.
    Sever - (v. t.) To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt.
    Sever - (v. t.) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy.
    Sever - (v. i.) To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate.
    Sever - (v. i.) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
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    Assever - (v. t.) See Asseverate.
    Asseverated - (imp. & p. p.) of Asseverate
    Asseverating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Asseverate
    Asseverate - (v. t.) To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity.
    Asseveration - (n.) The act of asseverating, or that which is asseverated; positive affirmation or assertion; solemn declaration.
    Asseverative - (a.) Characterized by asseveration; asserting positively.
    Asseveratory - (a.) Asseverative.
    Dissevered - (imp. & p. p.) of Dissever
    Dissevering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissever
    Dissever - (v. t.) To part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite; to separate; to disperse.
    Dissever - (v. i.) To part; to separate.
    Disseverance - (n.) The act of disserving; separation.
    Disseveration - (n.) The act of disserving; disseverance.
    Disseverment - (n.) Disseverance.
    Imperseverant - (a.) Not persevering; fickle; thoughtless.
    Inseverable - (a.) Incapable of being severed; indivisible; inseparable.
    Persever - (v. i.) To persevere.
    Perseverance - (n.) The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun.
    Perseverance - (n.) Discrimination.
    Perseverance - (n.) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism.
    Perseverant - (a.) Persevering.
    Persevered - (imp. & p. p.) of Persevere
    Persevering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Persevere
    Persevere - (v. i.) To persist in any business or enterprise undertaken; to pursue steadily any project or course begun; to maintain a purpose in spite of counter influences, opposition, or discouragement; not to give or abandon what is undertaken.
    Persevering - (a.) Characterized by perseverance; persistent.
    Severed - (imp. &. p. p.) of Sever
    Severing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sever
    Severable - (a.) Capable of being severed.
    Several - (a.) Separate; distinct; particular; single.
    Several - (a.) Diverse; different; various.
    Several - (a.) Consisting of a number more than two, but not very many; divers; sundry; as, several persons were present when the event took place.
    Several - (adv.) By itself; severally.
    Several - (n.) Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.
    Several - (n.) Persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many.
    Several - (n.) An inclosed or separate place; inclosure.
    Severalities - (pl. ) of Severality
    Severality - (n.) Each particular taken singly; distinction.
    Severalize - (v. t.) To distinguish.
    Severally - (adv.) Separately; distinctly; apart from others; individually.
    Severalty - (n.) A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right.
    Severance - (n.) The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
    Severance - (n.) 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.
    Severe - (superl.) Serious in feeeling or manner; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful.
    Severe - (superl.) Very strict in judgment, discipline, or government; harsh; not mild or indulgent; rigorous; as, severe criticism; severe punishment.
    Severe - (superl.) Rigidly methodical, or adherent to rule or principle; exactly conformed to a standard; not allowing or employing unneccessary ornament, amplification, etc.; strict; -- said of style, argument, etc.
    Severe - (superl.) Sharp; afflictive; distressing; violent; extreme; as, severe pain, anguish, fortune; severe cold.
    Severe - (superl.) Difficult to be endured; exact; critical; rigorous; as, a severe test.
    Severities - (pl. ) of Severity
    Severity - (n.) The quality or state of being severe.
    Severity - (n.) Gravity or austerity; extreme strictness; rigor; harshness; as, the severity of a reprimand or a reproof; severity of discipline or government; severity of penalties.
    Severity - (n.) The quality or power of distressing or paining; extreme degree; extremity; intensity; inclemency; as, the severity of pain or anguish; the severity of cold or heat; the severity of the winter.
    Severity - (n.) Harshness; cruel treatment; sharpness of punishment; as, severity practiced on prisoners of war.
    Severity - (n.) Exactness; rigorousness; strictness; as, the severity of a test.
    Severy - (n.) A bay or compartment of a vaulted ceiling.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Sever - v. Divide, break, or make separate, esp. By cutting (severed artery). [anglo-french severer from latin separo]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Asseverate - v. (-ting) declare solemnly. asseveration n. [latin severus serious]
    Persevere - v. (-ring) (often foll. By in, with) continue steadfastly or determinedly; persist. perseverance n. [latin: related to *severe]
    Several - adj. & pron. More than two but not many; a few. adj. Formal separate or respective (went their several ways). severally adv. [latin separ distinct]
    Severance - n. 1 act of severing. 2 severed state.
    Severance pay - n. Payment made to an employee on termination of a contract.
    Severe - adj. 1 rigorous and harsh (severe critic). 2 serious (severe shortage). 3 forceful (severe storm). 4 extreme (severe winter). 5 exacting (severe competition). 6 plain in style. severely adv. Severity n. [latin severus]

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