An example of several is a group of four people.
An example of several is five dogs standing apart from each other.
Several of the workers went home sick.
Parted and went their several ways.
An example of several is five people leaving early; several left early.
Several miles away.
They parted and went their several ways.
Origin of several
- Middle English separate from Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin sēparālis, sēperālis from Latin sēpar from sēparāre to separate separate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition