Definitions

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  • proper n. A river of England and Wales that flows into the Bristol Channel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a river in England and Wales flowing into the Bristol Channel; the longest river in Great Britain
  • n. a river in Ontario that flows northeast into Hudson Bay

Etymologies

From Brythonic *Sabrīnā (compare Welsh Hafren). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As this assured novel opens, Jenny takes up her job as Coroner in Severn Vale District, on the English side of the Wales-Bristol border.

    January 2009

  • Severn, is cloath'd from top to bottom with woods, and projecting and retiring from a regular line presents the most inconceivably beautiful variety of light and shade.

    Letter 212

  • As these letters show, Brown was an active participant in Severn's career, advising him on prices and patrons, encouraging and applauding him; he was conscious that by comparison with his own dilettante talents, Severn was, like Keats before him, the genuine article, a true creative artist. 32 But if in some ways Severn stood as Brown's proxy for Keats, there was also a genuine sympathy between them.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • Evidently Severn enjoyed the taste for he kept more of Brown's letters than any other correspondent's (fifty-nine), preserving the earliest, dated January 15, 1821, for nearly sixty years. 2 Only Gladstone, with thirty letters, appears to have been as important a fixture in Severn's personal archive.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • Experimental Station across the Severn from the Academy until I was twelve years old.

    Wells, Norman L.

  • The gift comprised other valuable material as well, including Arthur's memoirs, selections from his correspondence with John Ruskin, and letters to Joseph Severn from the Cowden Clarkes, H. Buxton Forman, Fanny Keats de Llanos, Mary Shelley, and Edward Trelawny.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • [Return to the letter] 9 Kirkup’s portrait drawing of Severn is the frontispiece in Sharp.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • [Return to the introduction] 18 Additional evidence of a son appears in Severn’s letter to Brown, 19 Sept. 1821, though Sharp excised the passage in his transcription (see Scott 173).

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • [Return to the letter] 9 Thomas Uwins had objected to the inclusion of some small boys treading the grapes in Severn’s "The Vintage" on the grounds of sentimentality (Severn to Uwins, 18 Sept. 1825 [Uwins 2: 195]).

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • [Return to the letter] 9 This contradicts the statement in Severn’s letter to Brown of 13 July 1836 that he had already sent the picture.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

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