severing

[ US /ˈsɛvɝɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /sˈɛvəɹɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of severing
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How To Use severing In A Sentence

  • The first of the threads snaps as my claw slices through it, severing it.
  • The first season of the local political satire didn't live up to its promise, but it's worth persevering with and an expanded cast and new writers are promised for this new season.
  • But even harder to make are decisions about adoption when Marian knows that she is severing families in a permanent way.
  • Severing political discussion from decision and action, however, focuses the locus of Habermasian politics strictly on discussion and what he calls a discourse theory of democracy. LeverWealth
  • If a surgical procedure is necessary, care should be taken to preserve breast function by using a radial incision, which has less chance of severing the nerve supply or lactiferous ducts than the usual circumareolar incision.
  • But in the real world, you couldn’t really just split a family down the middle, mom on one side, dad the other, with the child equally divided between. It was like when you ripped a piece of paper into two: no matter how you tried, the seams never fit exactly right again. It was what you couldn't see, those tiniest of pieces, that were lost in the severing, and their absence kept everything from being complete. Sarah Dessen 
  • But in the real world, you couldn’t really just split a family down the middle, mom on one side, dad the other, with the child equally divided between. It was like when you ripped a piece of paper into two: no matter how you tried, the seams never fit exactly right again. It was what you couldn't see, those tiniest of pieces, that were lost in the severing, and their absence kept everything from being complete. Sarah Dessen 
  • The ruling Kuomintang is desperately in need of reform, including rooting out blatant corruption and severing gangland ties.
  • He was doing something much less drastic than severing a digit or limb, but still painful.
  • On Christmas day, Cassini will jettison the Huygens probe, severing the electronic umbilical link.
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