English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "severe"

He had a severe headache after bumping his headHe suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, and doctors worry he may never be able to speak again.

He had a severe headache after bumping his head.

The flight was canceled due to a severe thunderstorm.

Generally, in our criminal justice system, severity of punishment depends on the seriousness of the crime.

The old woman was severely burned when she fell asleep with a cigarette in her mouth, and set her nightgown on fire.

My daughter got a severe rash on her arms and legs after using this soap.

Many trees have died in the severe cold that has hit our region this winter.

Hundreds of people have been killed in China this past week due to the severe storms which have hit the country.

Napoleon once said that the act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.

There is a Chinese proverb which states that the maker of laws must be severe, but he who applies them must be generous.

There is a Norwegian proverb which notes that a pardon may be more severe punishment than the penalty.

Textbook shortages are so severe in some U.S. public schools that 71 percent of teachers say they have purchased reading materials with their own money.

Studies show that race and class position can make a difference in the severity of sentence a person receives for breaking the law.

The Edmund Fitzgerald is a ship that sank on November 10, 1975 with all men on board during a severe storm on Lake Superior.

Studies show that parts of the brain of a severely abused and neglected child can be much smaller than that of a healthy child.

Some people have severe reactions to insect or spider bites.

The severe climate of northern Mali does not allow much growth of vegetation.

Tahiti suffers from a severe imbalance in trade, with imports amounting to nearly ten times its exports.

Senegal has a severe shortage of doctors, particularly in rural areas.

Nowhere has the impact of HIV/AIDS been more severe than in Africa.

Measurements of the intensity of an earthquake evaluate the severity of ground motion at a specific location.


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