Western economic sanctions have not brought the clerical house down, but they have severely reduced investment, credit, and trade.
Unfortunately, even after severely limiting its number of potential streaming viewers, ABC online was unable to deliver.
He told me that the Ukrainian spirit had been severely humiliated.
A footman was summoned and told to go down to the kitchens where the chefs on duty were severely reprimanded.
The ensuing civil war resulted in 20 million deaths and a severely weakened ruling class.
In the meantime, the bowels must be severely pinched into obedience.
I will not punish your fault so severely as Alcibiades ventured to hope.
That being so, it wouldnt be good policy to bleed you too severely.
It censured Mrs. McKee severely for having been, so to speak, and accessory after the fact.
His face was spare, suggesting a diet as severely plain as his garments.
1540s, from Middle French severe (12c., Modern French sévère) or directly from Latin severus "serious, grave, strict, austere" (see severity). From 1660s with reference to styles or tastes; from 1725 of diseases.