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severance -- as in: severance pay
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Leaves of Grass
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  • …with emotional lips repeating, (So hard for his hand to release those hands—no more will they meet, No more for communion of sorrow and joy, of old and young, A far-stretching journey awaits him, to return no more,) Shunning, postponing severance—seeking to ward off the last word ever so little, E’en at the exit-door turning—charges superfluous calling back— e’en as he descends the steps, Something to eke out a minute additional—shadows of nightfall deepening, Farewells, messages…

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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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