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severance -- as in: severance pay
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War and Peace
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  • But when it is a beloved and intimate human being that is dying, besides this horror at the extinction of life there is a severance, a spiritual wound, which like a physical wound is sometimes fatal and sometimes heals, but always aches and shrinks at any external irritating touch.

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  • She received a generous severance package.
  • Employees were given a week’s severance pay for each year they had been with the company.

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