severity

[ suh-ver-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF severity

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEVERITY

She'll drive him to me again; but oh, the shame of taking him so, given to me by her severity!

The severity of this Winter caused great difficulties in Kentucke.

"You are trying to evade me, Mr. Hewson," she said, with a severity he found charming.

But again provoking a severity from me which she could not bear, and calling me names!

Bred in coldness and severity, this had rescued him to have a warm and sympathetic heart.

This somewhat abated the severity of Mrs Tow-wouse's countenance.

"But you did stickle about words an hour ago," said Mr. Hempstead, with some severity.

I rejoined with some severity, for I have never held with profanity.

No length of march and no severity of service could curb his spirits.

The Act failed on account of its severity, and was repealed in 1549.

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