pronoun (used with a plural verb)
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Origin of several
Words nearby several
Example sentences from the Web for several
It is the summit of human happiness: the surrender of man to God, of woman to man, of several women to the same man.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was followed by several told-you-so articles with titles like “Have No Illusion: Islam Is the Enemy.”
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
Several Muslim sites in France, including mosques have been attacked or vandalized since the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
Julianne Moore, Still Alice Julianne Moore should have several Oscars by now.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He distinguished himself in several campaigns, especially in the Peninsular war, and was raised to the rank of field marshal.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
After we had passed over this desert, we found several garisons to defend the caravans from the violence of the Tartars.
I called out several times, as loud as I could raise my voice, but all to no purpose.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
For several months he remained under a political cloud, charged with incompetency to quell the Philippine Rebellion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Several pioneers familiar with the facts of the tragedy at the time of its occurrence were also present.Among the Sioux|R. J. Creswell
British Dictionary definitions for several
- more than a few; an indefinite small numberseveral people objected
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)several of them know