Examples of sever in a Sentence
He severed the lowest tree limbs.
His finger was severed in the accident.
Activists are asking the government to sever all diplomatic relations with the country.
Recent Examples of sever from the Web
Apart from facilitating relationship-severing fights over the whims of distant politicians, social media is also great for helping us keep track of each other’s birthdays, which is great.
The Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons will join the lesser EuroCup league, as will the Charlotte Hornets pursuant to a court order severing Michael Jordan from all team decision-making.
Authorities began evacuating the greater Kapoho area last week and ushered most of the last remaining residents to safety early on Saturday, hours before the lava flow severed all road access to the region.
The truck slid for about 100 feet until a section of the railing pierced the rear window, killing Blackmond and severing his arm.
McCloud’s dog, Bully, charged and mauled Smith in her own yard, severing her arm below the elbow and scarring her face from chin to eyebrow.
More than 100 people have died and scores are missing in western Japan as record rainfall in recent days triggered landslides and floods that severed power lines and roads, and brought activity to a halt in parts of a manufacturing region.
Bithlo residents and others fear the state’s concept would amount to a concrete wall that severs the unincorporated community of nearly 10,000 residents.
While driving home from a school football game last October, Coulapides was in a single-car accident that severed his spine, fractured his sternum and left him paralyzed from the chest down.
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Synonym Discussion of sever
- separated her personal life from her career
- vowed never to part
- civil war divided the nation
- a severed limb
- a city sundered by racial conflict
- cannot divorce scientific research from moral responsibility
SEVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sever for English Language Learners
: to cut off (something) : to remove or separate (something) by cutting
: to end (a relationship, connection, etc.) completely
SEVER Defined for Kids
legal Definition of sever
severanceplay \ˈse-vrəns, -və-rens\ noun
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