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sever
used in Oliver Twist

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
  • At least half a dozen more were severally drawn forth from the same box, and surveyed with equal pleasure; besides rings, brooches, bracelets, and other articles of jewellery, of such magnificent materials, and costly workmanship, that Oliver had no idea, even of their names.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (21% in)
  • Having gone thus far, the two old gentlemen severally took snuff, and afterwards shook hands, according to their invariable custom.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (44% in)

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