Usage examples for severe

  1. The shock, in any case, of sudden liberty, would be a severe one, and the meeting with his attached comrade would act as a preparation for that with his wife.  Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  2. He said nothing whatever, but stood regarding her with a clear eye and a face by far too severe.  The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009