• IPA: /ˈsɛv(ə)ɹəli/

severally (not comparable)

  1. separately
    • c. 1605–1608, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Tymon of Athens”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii], page 85 ↗, column 1:
      I will diſpatch you ſeuerally. You to Lord Lucius, to Lord Lucullus you, I hunted with his Honor to-day; [...]
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Corinthians 12:8–11 ↗:
      For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: but all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
    • 1912, James Stephens, The Crock of Gold, New York: MacMillan, 1926, Book V, p. 229,
      The policemen severally presented him with a pipe, a tin of tobacco, two boxes of matches and a dictionary, and then they withdrew leaving him to his own devices.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter X, p. 162,
      As it was, they were unable to discuss the details severally as they would have done had murder not become thus wholesale.
  2. (Africa) Several times, repeatedly
    • 2012, Business Daily (Kenya), 12 November, 2012,
      It tells them that those rules can be broken; and certainly they will break them, not once or twice but severally.
    • 2016, Nigeria Today, 29 April, 2016, []
      It was at the point of confronting Alaba, who had been warned severally along with other tenants, that Ogunyemi met her demise.

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