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severance
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
pay and potentially other benefits given to an employee whose job is eliminated
  • His name she had obviously never used during their separation, and her dignified sense of their total severance was shown not much less by this abstention than by the hardships she had chosen to undergo (of which he now learnt for the first time) rather than apply to his father for more funds.
    7 — Fulfilment (17% in)

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