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Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Several’.


“In spite of the help of several passers-by, it was quite impossible to effect a rescue.”

From ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


“I was surprised to see Darcy in town last month. We passed each other several times.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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More or less

“At any rate, I was more or less up against it until your father got me a job in an office in New York.”

From ‘Jill the Reckless’, by P.G. Wodehouse.

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