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severance -- as in: severance pay
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David Copperfield
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  • ůmorning by the post, the following letter, dated Canterbury, and addressed to me at Doctor’s Commons; which I read with some surprise: ’MY DEAR SIR, ’Circumstances beyond my individual control have, for a considerable lapse of time, effected a severance of that intimacy which, in the limited opportunities conceded to me in the midst of my professional duties, of contemplating the scenes and events of the past, tinged by the prismatic hues of memory, has ever afforded me, as it everů

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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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