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[sev-er-uh-lee, sev-ruh-] /ˈsɛv ər ə li, ˈsɛv rə-/
separately; singly.
Origin of severally
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at several, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But of what sort of lives they are severally the imitations I am unable to say.

    The Republic Plato
  • Then, if the individuals of the pair are together two, they must be severally one?

    Parmenides Plato
  • Speeches were made and we drank his health, severally and all together.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson Nellie van De Grift Sanchez
  • At parting they had solemnly and severally kissed one another.

    Turn About Eleanor Ethel M. Kelley
  • He satisfied them severally and shouldered them away, begging for peace that night.

  • As it was, a hunt of interviewers ensued for us severally and jointly.

    Literary Friends And Acquaintances William Dean Howells
  • In the largest telescopes they severally appear as bright as Sirius.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
  • Cecca repeated the words after him, severally and distinctly.

  • After I had given him that, he examined us severally, one by one.

    George Fox George Fox
  • They severally displayed the spoils they had taken, placing them on a table.

    Jack Harkaway in New York Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for severally


separately, individually, or distinctly
each in turn; respectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for severally

"separately," late 14c., from several + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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