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sever
used in Treasure Island

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 I lay quiet, waiting to sever these last when the strain should be once more lightened by a breath of wind.
    Chapter 23 — The Ebb-tide Runs (27% in)
  • They would have run away severally had they dared; but fear kept them together, and kept them close by John, as if his daring helped them.
    Chapter 32 — The Treasure-hunt—The Voice Among the Trees (44% in)

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