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sever
used in King Lear

4 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
  • Better I were distract: So should my thoughts be sever'd from my griefs, And woes by wrong imaginations lose The knowledge of themselves.
    4.6 — Act 4 Scene 6 — The country near Dover (98% in)
  • [Enter Kent and Oswald, severally.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Before Gloster's Castle (1% in)
  • [Exeunt severally.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Heath (99% in)
  • [Exeunt severally.
    3.7 — Act 3 Scene 7 — A Room in Gloster's Castle (**% in)

There are no more uses of "sever" in King Lear.

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