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  • adv. In a severe manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a severe manner, in any sense of the word severe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. causing great damage or hardship
  • adv. with sternness; in a severe manner
  • adv. to a severe or serious degree


severe +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • ROME - A U.N. food agency on Friday released grim footage of what it described as severely malnourished North Korean children in the country hit by recent flooding. rss feed

  • "I wasn't quite sure what the word 'severely' meant," she said with a smile.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A UN food agency yesterday released grim footage of what it described as severely malnourished North Korean children in areas hit by flooding.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Last year, U.S. counterterrorism officials said the number of foreigners heading to Iraq had trickled from hundreds to "tens" in what they described as a severely weakened al-Qaida in rss feed

  • Price referred to Coleman as her husband when she called 911 on May 26, saying the actor had fallen and was bleeding severely from the back of his head.

    Whachu talkin’ ’bout Shannon? «

  • I was hoping he would give me up and go, for by this time I was suffering severely from the cold.


  • Dialysis may be necessary to decrease mortality in severely poisoned patients.

    Aspirin: effects, poisoning

  • I would think the fact that the stadium will charge admission fees and exclude those members of the public who don't pay to get in severely undermines any claim that using the land for a baseball stadium being a "public park" use.

    Saltzman looking for easy way out on Paulson stadiums? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • First came a tantalizing success in severely ill adults.

    New bone marrow transplant method may expand treatment

  • While blood pressure somewhat below normal is considered all right - and even preferred - in severely injured patients, a diminishing level of consciousness is not a good sign.

    The front lines of saving lives


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