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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sever.
  • adj. separated, cut off or broken apart

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  • adj. detached by cutting


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  • With the mandate severed from the bill, insurance costs will jump even faster than CBO expects.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Constitutional Challenges to the Health Care Bill

  • What, in that flash of instant when his brain was severed from the rest of his body,


  • At the start, Munro has been severed from a dominant global communications network, the World Ear (WE): something akin to the popular social networking site Facebook, implanted into a person's head, allowing communications between people at vast speeds, with the ability to gather information as fast as can be thought up.

    REVIEW: WE by John Dickinson

  • When John McCain severed his ties with a group linked to ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America may make a difference, considering some of the literature associated with the US Council for World Freedom.

    08 « October « 2008 « Niqnaq

  • "They were originally known as the Chicago Seven and a Half Men," said Hazelbaker, "But Obama's lawyer succeeded in having his case severed from the others and ultimately dismissed on the grounds that he was missing too much school."

    The Chicago Seven and a Half Men

  • What remains after these molecular bonds are severed is methane, whose molecule contains only a single carbon atom.

    2008 February 02 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • The collapse reached its lowest point in 1986, when the dollar lost 90% of its gold value prior to 1971, before the gold dollar was severed from the Jewish gold.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • I.e., the vegetarianism, nudism and return to Eden type patterns typical to the PETA types are severed from the Christianity that they come from and instead turn up things like a cult of the Aryan body, the Blood and Soil.

    A Promise

  • If a limb is severed from the main body, the main body will grow another limb and, from the severed limb will grow another full body.

    Think Progress » “Dogs aren’t born mooing, and people aren’t born gay.”

  • He received massive head wounds and they thought his spinal cord was severed from the shrapnel.

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Rumsfeld Confronted By Soldier Over Equipment Shortages In Iraq


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