severally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

several +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

severally ‎(not comparable)

  1. separately
    • 1607, William Shakespeare, The Life of Timon of Athens, II.ii
      I will dispatch you severally — you to Lord Lucius; to Lord Lucullus you; I hunted with his honour to-day.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), 1Corinthians 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, [1]
      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, [2]
      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, [3]
      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, [4]
      It was at the point of confronting Alaba, who had been warned severally along with other tenants, that Ogunyemi met her demise.