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Word: severity

Definition: harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense

Sentences Containing 'severity'

'Sir,' said Mrs. Crupp, in a tone approaching to severity, 'I've laundressed other young gentlemen besides yourself.
'Your majesty shouldn't purr so loud,' Alice said, rubbing her eyes, and addressing the kitten, respectfully, yet with some severity.
Also, other genes within the chromosome 17 contribute to the variability and severity of the clinical features.
As depth increases, so does the pressure and hence the severity of the narcosis.
ASDEX Upgrade has had some success using pellet injection to increase the frequency and thereby decrease the severity of ELM bursts.
Convulsions usually happen on the side of the body opposite the birthmark and vary in severity.
Depending on its severity, it carries an estimated mortality risk of 11% Signs and symptoms.
Due to the severity of damage, the name Waka was later retired and replaced with Wiki.
Due to the severity of the storm, the name "Carmen" was retired from the list of Atlantic tropical cyclone names.
Edward Foss wrote that Keble apparently acted "with less unfairness and severity" than colleagues.
Furunculosis is classified into four categories based on severity: acute, subacute, chronic, or latent.
Generally the larger the expansion the more likely they are to cause disease or increase the severity of disease.
He became known in this period for the severity with which he suppressed an uprising in Brescia and punished participants.
In the end, Aderca's conflicting allegiances were discussed with severity by Vinea himself.
It represents the threat to life associated with the injury rather than the comprehensive assessment of the severity of the injury.
It resulted in the addition of a consideration of functioning, and not merely medical severity, in children's SSI claims.
Mr. Chillip was fluttered again, by the extreme severity of my aunt's manner; so he made her a little bow and gave her a little smile, to mollify her.
Mr. Spenlow seemed quite cowed by the gentlemanly sternness of Miss Murdstone's manner, and deprecated her severity with a conciliatory little wave of his hand.
Numerous indices that measure drought severity are used to monitor drought.
Pain attacks are known to worsen in frequency or severity over time, in some patients.
PB1-F2 likely contributes to viral pathogenicity and might have an important role in determining the severity of pandemic influenza."
Polymorphisms in "COL1A2" and "TGF-β1" may influence severity and development of the disease.
She refused to face the severity of her condition, which only Rodney Blackstock knew about, and she swore him to secrecy.
Step 4: Based on the comparison to the reference database, an overall ischemia severity score (ranging from 0 to 20) is reported.
Still a lot of information is unclear about ASD and the symptoms have a wide range of severity.
Subsequently the plague spread throughout the whole of the Punjab, increasing in severity each year.
Survival is determined by the severity of visceral disease.
Symptoms vary in severity between individuals.
Thatcher only received a yellow card for the foul and despite the severity of the incident, Mendes was back playing for Portsmouth two weeks later.
The attacks increased in frequency and severity after the fall of Majuro and Kwajalein to American forces, and all supply lines to Wotje were cut.
The database has been carefully accumulated over many years, and the MCG patterns of each entrant have been validated and correlated with the presence (or absence) and severity of CAD.
The extraordinary features of the business were, first, the excess of the rage into which they lashed themselves; and, secondly, the puerility of the inventions by which they attempted to account for the severity with which they fancied they had been treated.
The frequency, severity, and duration of these crises vary considerably.
The frequency, severity, and duration of these crises, however, vary tremendously.
The major predictors of mortality are the severity of mitral regurgitation and the ejection fraction.
The prognosis depends upon the length and degree of exposure and the severity of neurological injury.
The Roman scrutinises his faults with severity, but without the self-contempt which makes the Christian 'vile in his own sight.'
The severity of each case is determined by the number of cells with this extra copy.
The severity of erosion and stream bank degradation is due in part to the large scale logging that occurs in the river's basin.
The severity of flail leaflet varies, ranging from tip eversion to chordal rupture.
The severity of his injuries was not completely known until he returned to Europe months later.
The severity score was significantly higher for patients with relevant coronary stenosis (5.4 ± 1.9 vs. 2.5 ± 1.9).
There is a wide range of cases and severity to ASD so it is very hard to detect the first signs of ASD.
There was one advantage, and only one that I know of, in Mr. Creakle's severity.
This database consists of over 27,000 people with CAD, whose CAD status and severity is included in the database and has been confirmed by coronary angiography.
Treatment of clonidine withdrawal hypertension depends on the severity of the condition.
Whenever a sentence of greater severity than a beating was applicable, it was necessary to forward the case to the next superior court in the hierarchy, that of the prefect, for rehearing.
``My dear Manette, it is the case of an old and a prolonged shock, of great acuteness and severity to the affections, the feelings, the the as you express it the mind.
``No, Mercedes,''said Monte Cristo,``no; you judge yourself with too much severity.
``Oh, sometimes severity is quite necessary,''replied Madame de Villefort, with all a mother's real firmness.

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