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si ve ri tee

  • n  used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
  • n  something hard to endure
  • n  extreme plainness
  • n  excessive sternness
    severity of character

  • This is one of many pilot programs that are being tested, but none are being implemented fast enough to address the severity of the challenge.
  • Which is why many Americans were surprised to hear that more than 1 million Somalis had fled their homes in 2007 in a refugee crunch whose scope and severity rival that of Darfur.
  • A new, high-tech helmet tracks the severity of on-field hits in real time.
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  • Weather service: Tornado touched down in Franklin County
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Franklin County on Tuesday evening. The tornado was an EF0, the weakest rating on the scale that measures severity.
    June 19, 2013 - The News & Observer
  • ObamaCare Icebergs: Burgeoning Medical Debt and the Wobbly Start-Up of the Federally-Run Exchanges
    An article by doctors David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandle, published by the Boston Fed , gives a stark picture of the extent and severity of medical indebtedness in the US, and why Obamacare won't remedy that problem. And we'll discuss later that getting the machinery running looks likely to be another serious shortcoming with the program.
    June 19, 2013 - Naked Capitalism
  • Moisture in the ground remains low for Arizona
    Recently fathered data shows where the amount of water stored in the ground has improved with the drop in drought severity. Unfortunately, Arizona remains dry compared to the average measurements.
    June 19, 2013 - KOLD News 13 Tuscon

  • Barack Obama in
    Obama said last week: "I'm going to go in there with a spirit of bipartisanship, and a sense that both the president and various leaders of Congress all recognise the severity of the situation right now and want to get stuff done."
  • Kenny MacAskill in GulfNews
    Although the pandemic appears to have moderate severity in comparatively well-off countries, it is prudent to anticipate a bleaker picture as the virus spreads to areas with limited resources, poor health care, and a high prevalence of underlying... Margaret Chan Arab News Jun 11, 2009 88610 118203 severity Compassion and mercy are about upholding the beliefs that we seek to live by, remaining true to our values as a people, no matter the severity of the provocation or the atrocity perpetrated," MacAskill explained - to near universal vilification.

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