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
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.
The torso has been severed at the waist and disemboweled.
The cable that kept Katie and the parasail connected to the vessel was severed when the boat flipped, leaving her at the mercy of the strong winds.
Salads are still severed in plastic containers, while breakfast and lunch come on single-use biodegradable trays.
Especially for people whose families have been severed by things like slavery and genocide.
The Palestinians, who claim east Jerusalem as their capital, have severed most ties with the Americans and said the White House is unfit to serve as a mediator.
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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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