Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which severs.

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  • adjective comparative form of severe: more severe

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Examples

  • Relieved only by the foliage that is finely massed against them, the great blank spaces of the "Walled City" recall the severer side of Mediterranean architecture, just as their gorgeously ornate portals, towers and domes speak of its warmth and color.

    The Jewel City

  • The greater in proportion to the number of people, the number of soldiers is, the severer is the judgement.

    Secret Enemies of True Republicanism

  • Certainly it is an indication of the goodness which he once possessed, because it is only by the light of a spark of goodness that the darkness of sin can be perceived; and the more the conscience has been enlightened the severer is the reaction when it is outraged.

    The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ A Devotional History of our Lord's Passion

  • Jews themselves, and not to be borne by them, men too much given to such kind of severer rites.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld espionage ethics of legal practice (severe lapse) ethics of medical practice (even severer betrayal)

    The Empire Christmas Pudding

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld espionage ethics of legal practice (severe lapse) ethics of medical practice (even severer betrayal)

    The Joy of Crockford's Clerical Directory

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld espionage ethics of legal practice (severe lapse) ethics of medical practice (even severer betrayal)

    Stray notes for a futuristic novel

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld espionage ethics of legal practice (severe lapse) ethics of medical practice (even severer betrayal)

    O tempora, O mores

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld espionage ethics of legal practice (severe lapse) ethics of medical practice (even severer betrayal)

    Fountains Flowing With Wine

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld espionage ethics of legal practice (severe lapse) ethics of medical practice (even severer betrayal)

    Scarlet Heels

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  • My lord, answered I, in a melancholy tone, even though my grief would seek to hide itself, it must have vent: my despair is past endurance. The report goes that Don Alphonso is no longer Governor of Valencia; a severer stroke could not have been inflicted on me.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 11 ch. 12

    October 11, 2008