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The coroner told the New York Times that the injuries were so severe that Taylor likely died in less than a minute.

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The Senate’s biases are largely unintentional but even more severe.

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Thanks to AMP’s pre-rendering combined with some severe design limitations, AMP webpages often really do win in page speed, even if not in ranking as is.

The company switched to household size-based billing in Monterey during a severe water shortage and that kind of issue didn’t crop up for San Diego area customers, Tilden said.

This problem is the most severe and also the easiest to understand.

Eating disorders, researchers believed, were essentially more severe forms of disordered eating.

Aviation experts across the world experienced severe jaw dropping at this news.

And that realization comes at the cost of severe, public embarrassment for many, including the victim/proposed.

This concern ceased after the Spanish warned of severe punitive measures on the family members of suicides.

“That was the longest, most severe S/M session I have experienced in my thirty-four-year tenure,” she writes in the book.

And a severe, embittered struggle then took place in a heart that seemed strangely divided against itself.

These dreamy, Madonna-like beauties are the result of the most severe and protracted study.

She is, however, a severe critic of her own work and is greatly disturbed by indiscriminating praise.

It occurs in well-marked cases of pernicious anemia and leukemia, and, much less commonly, in very severe symptomatic anemias.

Pathologically, normoblasts occur in severe symptomatic anemia, leukemia, and pernicious anemia.


On this page you'll find 251 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to severe, such as: harsh, relentless, serious, strict, ascetic, and astringent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.