adjective, se·ver·er, se·ver·est.
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He inculcates his students in political economy of the severest "virtue of selfishness" type.
Any country that gives him refuge must be made to disgorge him, or else pay the severest price in sanctions.
The Marshal, in his Memoirs, asserts that this short campaign was the severest strain he ever underwent.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The severest test of good breeding in a lady, is in the position of hostess, receiving dinner guests.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
He was at many of the severest battles of the war, and throughout the entire campaign rendered no little service to his country.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Who has not copied the Parthenon as the severest in its proportions for public buildings for civic purposes?Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
The words of Charles Townsend were insulting to the colonists to the last degree, and were open to the severest rebuke.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson