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  • There he lay, solemn and copious, vested as for the altar, his large hands loosely retaining a chalice.
  • I too listened; but there was no sound in the house: and I knew that the old priest was lying still in his coffin as we had seen him, solemn and truculent in death, an idle chalice on his breast.
  • When Mrs. Kernan came into the room, drying her hands she came into a solemn company.
  • "What is it?" asked Gabriel, smiling at her solemn manner.

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  • He took a solemn oath.
  • Everyone was solemn at the funeral.

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