But his whole face suddenly bore the solemn rigidity of the dead, and his expression did not change during the whole time of the drive home.
On the way home the children felt that something solemn had happened, and were very sedate.
Horror and excitement were suddenly replaced by a look of soft, solemn, blissful attention.
"Blessed be the name of the Lord," the solemn syllables rang out slowly one after another, setting the air quivering with waves of sound.
Chapter 22 Stepan Arkadyevitch, with the same somewhat solemn expression with which he used to take his presidential chair at his board, walked into Alexey Alexandrovitch’s room.
The most solemn moment was at hand.
Stepan Arkadyevitch stood in a comically solemn pose beside his wife, took the holy picture, and telling Levin to bow down to the ground, he blessed him with his kindly, ironical smile, and kissed him three times; Darya Alexandrovna did the same, and immediately was in a hurry to get off, and again plunged into the intricate question of the destinations of the various carriages.
There was an interval of hesitation, whispering, and smiles; but the expression of solemn emotion on the faces of the betrothed pair did not change: on the contrary, in their perplexity over their hands they looked more grave and deeply moved than before, and the smile with which Stepan Arkadyevitch whispered to them that now they would each put on their own ring died away on his lips.
To all the rest he was the chief man in the province, who had solemnly opened the elections with his speech, and aroused a feeling of respect and even of awe in many people, as Vronsky saw; to Vronsky he was little Katka Maslov—that had been his nickname in the Pages’ Corps—whom he felt to be shy and tried to mettre a son aise.
That’s just the question!" said Petritsky solemnly, moving his forefinger upwards from his nose.
How is your head, better?" he said quietly, not wishing to see and to understand the gloomy and solemn expression of her face.