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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEVERELY

I will not punish your fault so severely as Alcibiades ventured to hope.

Mr. Disraeli was severely sarcastic at the expense of the government.

It censured Mrs. McKee severely for having been, so to speak, and accessory after the fact.

"It is certainly unchristian," commented Mrs. Porter, severely.

The 24th Punjaub Infantry on the left were the most severely engaged.

Lady Julia; do not blame yourself so severely for what has passed!

But he did not retrace his steps in order to remonstrate with her severely in the street.

"Well, don't say I didn't warn you," Steve continued, severely.

He was severely blamed in the press for parleying with an outlaw.

Perhaps the outlaw realized at last how severely he had tried his friends' patience.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from severe + -ly (2). Colloquial sense of "excessively" attested by 1854.

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