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10. several :

adjective :

1. being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind

2. respective : individual

3. separate : different

4. single : particular

5. binding two or more persons who may be sued separately on a common obligation

6. several persons or things : a few : some

usage :

  • several ways of doing it

  • They went their several ways.

  • several occasions

  • They parted and went their several ways.

  • several miles away

  • Pshaw! said I, with an air of carelessness, three several times

  • Several of the workers went home sick.

  • Several of them neither rose from any conspicuous family, nor left any behind them.

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