severity


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the fact or condition of being rigorous and unsparing

exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity

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Truly, ma'am, you are a fitting person to tax me with want of severity.
Your majesty shouldn't purr so loud,' Alice said, rubbing her eyes, and addressing the kitten, respectfully, yet with some severity.
Miss Bridget had always exprest so great a regard for what the ladies are pleased to call virtue, and had herself maintained such a severity of character, that it was expected, especially by Wilkins, that she would have vented much bitterness on this occasion, and would have voted for sending the child, as a kind of noxious animal, immediately out of the house; but, on the contrary, she rather took the good-natured side of the question, intimated some compassion for the helpless little creature, and commended her brother's charity in what he had done.
As he pusheth the best-beloved before him--tender even in severity, the jealous one--, so do I push this blissful hour before me.
s Aunt, were extreme severity and grim taciturnity; sometimes interrupted by a propensity to offer remarks in a deep warning voice, which, being totally uncalled for by anything said by anybody, and traceable to no association of ideas, confounded and terrified the Mind.
Bred in coldness and severity, this had rescued him to have a warm and sympathetic heart.
Glegg," said his wife, with that shade of increased politeness in her severity which she always put on with her crisper fronts, "you'll excuse me, but you're far too light for a man of your years.
But to minds strongly marked by the positive and negative qualities that create severity,--strength of will, conscious rectitude of purpose, narrowness of imagination and intellect, great power of self-control, and a disposition to exert control over others,--prejudices come as the natural food of tendencies which can get no sustenance out of that complex, fragmentary, doubt-provoking knowledge which we call truth.
At the National Council on Compensation Insurance 2015 Annual Issues Symposium, 32 states reported an increase in average annual Workers' Compensation claim severity between 2009 and 2013, and this is a trend that deserves attention.
The prospective cohort study of 447 pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis who had a live-born infant during 2005-2013 found that the greater disease severity before 20 weeks of gestation, assessed by a variety of measures, the higher the adjusted risk of delivering preterm.
The main finding was that, overall, the percentage volume of trucks on the road was key in affecting severity of crash, even to the extent that lower traffic volume with a higher truck percentage heightens the risk of a fatal accident.
Liquidation losses reached $612 million--an average loss severity of 42.
6 billion, boosting the average loss severity to 55.
placebo to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes in healthy women, and examined whether race, menopausal status, depressed mood, and anxiety were important modifiers of any observed effect.
The way that we identify the severity of a patient can have a major impact on our actual outcome scores.