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pronoun & determiner
More than two but not many.[as determiner] ‘the author of several books’[as pronoun] ‘Van Gogh was just one of several artists who gathered at Auvers’‘several of his friends attended’
some, a number of, a few, not very many, a handful of, a small group of, various, a variety of, assorted, sundry, diversesome, a number of, a few, not very many, a handful of, a small group of, various, a variety of, assorted, sundry, diverseView synonyms
- ‘At the same time several of his aides were quoted in the press as saying he was considering defecting.’
- ‘I found that several of the huts had straw in them and that evidently sheep had wandered in.’
- ‘Kenyon was chased and detained by the pub landlord and several of his customers.’
- ‘One of the stories featured a mad old hag who lived in a cave in the North of England several hundred years ago.’
- ‘The Gospels are rendered into several of these languages and printed by the Society.’
- ‘In many ways she became his muse, and his love for her is commemorated in several of his later works.’
- ‘If you suffer from jaw joint problems you may have several of these symptoms or you may just have one.’
- ‘Mr Ahmed estimates it will cost him several hundred pounds to repair the damage.’
- ‘She expects several of her friends to be at the leisure centre to cheer her on.’
- ‘The issues you have raised have been addressed at these meetings several times and are a concern.’
- ‘After all, several of the crew were killed in the torpedo attack and the ship is a war grave.’
- ‘This dreamer received a promotion when several others in her department were laid off.’
- ‘It seems that several of the earlier philosophers had concluded that the Earth is a globe.’
- ‘Last week several of the accused companies also said that their product is not at fault.’
- ‘Indeed such a suggestion is inconsistent with several of the paragraphs in question.’
- ‘The young mother moved to Glasgow with her family from Pakistan several years ago.’
- ‘She also shops for several other neighbours who have difficulty managing on their own.’
- ‘I know several of them personally and have always felt I have been given a fair hearing.’
- ‘The appeal will receive a major boost from several fundraising drives in September.’
- ‘We have forced a lower council tax rate on them while delivering several of our key initiatives.’
Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ separate, different.
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