Any country that gives him refuge must be made to disgorge him, or else pay the severest price in sanctions.
He inculcates his students in political economy of the severest "virtue of selfishness" type.
In the severest cases, however, these drugs appear to be of little or no use, and they certainly increase the constipation.
It received the praise of Gifford, the severest of English critics.
Denis was his own severest critic; so, at least, he had always believed.
It was the fiery ordeal that summons human character to the severest trial.
It was indeed but ten years, at that time, since the severest of modern rules had been introduced into England.
But that call is but a summons to labor—and to labor the severest and most persistent.
At Torquay the storm was the severest experienced there for many years.
This was the severest bombardment the Battalion had ever been in.
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.