Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a severe manner, in any sense of the word severe.

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  • adverb In a severe manner.

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

  • adverb causing great damage or hardship
  • adverb with sternness; in a severe manner
  • adverb to a severe or serious degree

Etymologies

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severe +‎ -ly

Examples

  • A UN food agency yesterday released grim footage of what it described as severely malnourished North Korean children in areas hit by flooding.

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  • "I wasn't quite sure what the word 'severely' meant," she said with a smile.

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  • "I wasn't quite sure what the word 'severely' meant," she said with a smile.

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  • "I wasn't quite sure what the word 'severely' meant," she said with a smile.

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  • ROME - A U.N. food agency on Friday released grim footage of what it described as severely malnourished North Korean children in the country hit by recent flooding.

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  • Last year, U.S. counterterrorism officials said the number of foreigners heading to Iraq had trickled from hundreds to "tens" in what they described as a severely weakened al-Qaida in

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  • Last year, U.S. counterterrorism officials said the number of foreigners heading to Iraq had trickled from hundreds to "tens" in what they described as a severely weakened al-Qaida in

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  • Price referred to Coleman as her husband when she called 911 on May 26, saying the actor had fallen and was bleeding severely from the back of his head.

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  • I was hoping he would give me up and go, for by this time I was suffering severely from the cold.

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  • Dialysis may be necessary to decrease mortality in severely poisoned patients.

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