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    usage of "severely"

    The dictionary defines "severely" as very badly or to a great degree. I am learning how to use this adverb. I would like to make up three sentences with it.

    (1) In the hockey finals, Team A lost to Team B severely.

    (2) Eddie is losing his hair more severely now.

    (3) Tim is a severely mean person.

    Could someone please tell me whether or not I am using the word correctly? Thank you very much.

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    Re: usage of "severely"

    No, "severely" doesn't work in those sentences I'm afraid.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: usage of "severely"

    Team A lost to Team B by a wide margin.
    Eddie is losing much more hair now.
    Tim is a very mean person.
    I am not a teacher.

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