1 a number of people or things that is more than two or three, but not many
The strike lasted for several days.
He had already been warned several times about speeding.
Tobin wrote several books, including Decision of Destiny.
The cough was one of her several nervous habits.
There are only nine men in the program, but several have drug problems.
several of: Several of the passengers were badly injured.
several hundred/thousand etc.: City officials have lost several hundred thousand dollars in bad investments.
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