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used in The Magic Mountain

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to split something into two unconnected parts — usually by cutting


to break up or end a relationship; or to separate from something
  • They are a single body, so constructed that even after great losses it can act and triumph, even greet its victory with a thousand-voiced hurrah—despite those who are severed from it and fall away.
    7.10 - The Thunderbolt (80% in)
  • Already in the course of their forced march, many a man has severed himself, has proved too young and too weak— turned pale and staggered, doggedly forced himself to be a man, only to fall back all the same in the end; he drags himself alongside the marching column for a while longer, as company after company passes by, and then he vanishes, lying down where it was not wise to lie down.
    7.10 - The Thunderbolt (80% in)

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