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sever
used in War and Peace

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
  • Then why those severed arms and legs and those dead men?
    Book Five — 1806-07 (98% in)
  • ..." said the same mob now, looking with pained distress at the dead body with its long, thin, half-severed neck and its livid face stained with blood and dust.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (63% in)

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