[sev-er-uh-lee, sev-ruh-]
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Origin of severally

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at several, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for severally

Historical Examples of severally

  • But of what sort of lives they are severally the imitations I am unable to say.

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

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

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    Nellie van De Grift Sanchez

  • At parting they had solemnly and severally kissed one another.

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  • He satisfied them severally and shouldered them away, begging for peace that night.

British Dictionary definitions for severally


  1. separately, individually, or distinctly
  2. each in turn; respectively
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Word Origin and History for severally

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

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