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sever
used in Jane Eyre

5 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
  • Thus was I severed from Bessie and Gateshead; thus whirled away to unknown, and, as I then deemed, remote and mysterious regions.
    Chapter 5 (10% in)
  • I believe he is of mine; — I am sure he is — I feel akin to him — I understand the language of his countenance and movements: though rank and wealth sever us widely, I have something in my brain and heart, in my blood and nerves, that assimilates me mentally to him.
    Chapter 17 (71% in)
  • "Now is my time to slip away," thought I: but the tones that then severed the air arrested me.
    Chapter 17 (95% in)
  • Am I severed from you by insuperable obstacles?
    Chapter 25 (84% in)
  • I lifted up my head to look: the roof resolved to clouds, high and dim; the gleam was such as the moon imparts to vapours she is about to sever.
    Chapter 27 (89% in)

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