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 Meanings and Examples of SEVERELY
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severely
 ad.  causing great damage or hardship; with sternness
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Doan step down in dat mud, he ordered severely, as Scarlett gathered up her skirts preparatory to descending.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  Other women's husbands you let severely alone, even if they were your own discarded beaux, and no matter how temptingly attractive they were.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  The people of the town were suffering hardship, privation, sickness and death as severely as the rest of the Confederacy; but Atlanta, the city, had gained rather than lost as a result of the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  In other days she would have been forced at least to reprimand him severely.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
5  The better class of them, scorning freedom, were suffering as severely as their white masters.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  But her self-control was severely tested many times, because of the personal questions they asked and because of the smug and condescending attitude they displayed toward all things Southern.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  'People who don't like this country ought to stay at home,' I said severely.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
8  But I wouldn't run down the farm, if I were you, said Mrs. Harling rather severely.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
9  Just then it was the fashion to speak indulgently of Lena and severely of Tiny Soderball, who had quietly gone West to try her fortune the year before.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: I
10  'None of your smart speeches,' said Ambrosch severely.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
11  In either case, he was severely whipped by the chief gardener.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  The tall one fought with a man from Chatfield Corners and beat him severely.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
13  Don't be makin a damn fool a yerself, he said severely.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
14  Marianne severely censured herself for what she had said; but her own forgiveness might have been more speedy, had she known how little offence it had given her sister.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
15  Mr. Wickfield said not one word, though the old lady looked to him as if for his commentary on this intelligence; but sat severely silent, with his eyes fixed on the ground.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  The influx of refugees into the country has taxed the relief agencies severely.
17  The principal would severely reprove the students whenever they talked in the halls.
18  When the procession came opposite to Alice, they all stopped and looked at her, and the Queen said severely "Who is this?"
19  She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it), and sometimes she scolded herself so severely as to bring tears into her eyes.
20  A "severely emaciated" finback whale that has likely been sick for some time beached itself at Breezy Point, where it was likely to die.
21  The risk and severity of sunburn depend on the body's natural skin colour.
22  We didn't realize the severity of her illness.
23  Some of the reported difference in rates of metabolism could relate to the severity of the underlying colitis.
24  The condition ranges in severity from a mild degree of poor functioning to complete kidney failure.
25  In my secret soul I knew that his great kindness to me was balanced by unjust severity to many others.
26  Her new book is several notches above anything else she has written.
27  He has made several withdrawals from his bank account.
28  The various building programmes add up to several thousand new homes.
29  The administration had several reasons for holding back.
30  The fragile economies of several southern African nations could be irreparably damaged.