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Several, adj. 1) separate, different, distinct: “all jointly listening, but with s. graces,” Lucr. 1410. “for s. virtues have I liked s. women,” Tp. III, 1, 42. “I suffered the pangs of three s. deaths,” Wiv. III, 5, 110. “I think and pray to s. subjects,” Meas. II, 4, 2. “which they'll know by favours s.” LLL V, 2, 125. Wint. I, 2, 438. H5 I, 2, 207. H6A II, 1, 30. R3 III, 2, 78 (cf. v. 20 and III, 1, 179). V, 3, 193. V, 3, 193 V, 3, 193 Cor. IV, 5, 128. IV, 6, 39. Tim. IV, 3, 5. Caes. I, 2, 320. Caes. I, 2, 320 V, 5, 18. Oth. I, 2, 46. Ant. I, 5, 62. Ant. I, 5, 62 III, 13, 5. each s. and every s. == every single, every particular: “each s. limb is doubled,” Ven. 1067. “each s. stone, with wit well blazoned, smiled or made some moan,” Compl. 216. “I'll kiss each s. paper,” Gent. I, 2, 108. Mids. V, 424. H4B IV, 1, 170. Mcb. IV, 3, 96. Per. IV, 4, 6. “with every s. pleasure in the world,” H6B III, 2, 363. Rom. I, 3, 83 (Q2 married). Caes. III, 2, 247.
2) particular, private: “why should my heart think that a s. plot which my heart knows the wide world's common place?” Sonn. 137, 9. “my lips are no common, though s. they be,” LLL II, 223 (fields that were enclosed were called severals, in opposition to commons, the former belonging to individuals, the others to the inhabitants generally. Halliwell).
3) particular, respective: “my meaner ministers their s. kinds have done,” Tp. III, 3, 88. “each fair instalment, coat and s. crest,” Wiv. V, 5, 67. “each his s. way,” Ado V, 3, 29. “every one his love-feat will advance unto his s. mistress,” LLL V, 2, 124. “their s. counsels they unbosom shall to loves mistook,” LLL V, 2, 124 “let us take farewell of our s. friends,” R2 I, 3, 51. “discharge your powers unto their s. counties,” H4B IV, 2, 61. H6A I, 3, 77. V, 1, 34. H6B IV, 9, 21. R3 V, 3, 25. Troil. II, 2, 124. Troil. II, 2, 124 Tim. I, 2, 224. Caes. II, 1, 138. Mcb. V, 8, 61. Lr. I, 1, 45. II, 1, 126. Cymb. I, 5, 23. Per. II, 3, 110.
4) different, divers, more than one: dancing and revelling, or in s. disports, Lucr. Arg. Per. II, 3, 110 “these talents of their hair . . . I have received from many a s. fair,” Compl. 206 (cf. Hml. V, 2, 20). “with strange and s. noises of roaring, shrieking, howling,” Tp. V, 232. “I have wept a hundred s. times,” Gent. IV, 4, 150. “the s. chairs of order,” Wiv. V, 5, 65. “discover the s. caskets,” Merch. II, 7, 2. “where s. worthies make one dignity,” LLL IV, 3, 236. “the rest have worn me out with s. applications,” All's I, 2, 74. “he sings s. tunes,” Wint. IV, 4, 184. John I, 13. R2 V, 3, 140. H4A III, 1, 157. H4B I, 3, 76. H6A I, 1, 71. H6B II, 1, 128. H8 III, 2, 125. Cor. I, 1, 189. Tim. III, 6, 7. Hml. V, 2, 20 (cf. Compl. 206). Per. I, 4, 18.
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