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sever
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 uses
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Definition
to split something into two unconnected parts — usually by cutting

or:

to break up or end a relationship; or to separate from something
  • When he got up to it he saw that it was a human hand severed at the wrist.
    p. 84.5
severed = cut off
  • 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.
    p. 165.6
severed = cut off
There are no more uses of "sever" in 1984 by Orwell.

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