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sever
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • When he got up to it he saw that it was a human hand severed at the wrist.
  • And in thinking this he remembered, without apparent relevance, how a few weeks ago he had seen a severed hand lying on the pavement and had kicked it into the gutter as though it had been a cabbage-stalk.
  • When Oldspeak had been once and for all superseded, the last link with the past would have been severed.

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  • She severed an artery.
  • She plans to sever the relationship.

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