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  • In the solemn calm of the awakening morn that note was heard by Gabriel, beating with unusual violence and rapidity.
  • The solemn and reserved yeoman again closed the letter, and stuck it in the frame of the glass.
  • Four lambs hung in various embarrassing attitudes over his shoulders, and the dog George, whom Gabriel had contrived to fetch from Norcombe, stalked solemnly behind.
  • "I feel—almost too much—to think," he said, with a solemn simplicity.
  • But, Mr. Boldwood, hesitation on so high a matter is honourable in any woman, and I don’t want to give a solemn promise to-night.
  • Night, in its sad, solemn, and benevolent aspect, apart from its stealthy and cruel side, was personified in this form.
  • No; I will appear as usual, for if I were to wear any light dress people would say things about me, and I should seem to be rejoicing when I am solemn all the time.
  • I looked hard at en, as if I would read his very soul; and there was mercy in his eyes—or to speak with the exact truth required of us at this solemn time, in the eye that was towards me.
  • Intended gaieties would insist upon appearing like solemn grandeurs, the organization of the whole effort was carried out coldly, by hirelings, and a shadow seemed to move about the rooms, saying that the proceedings were unnatural to the place and the lone man who lived therein, and hence not good.
  • Solemnly swear to me that he’s not a fast man; that it is all lies they say about him!"
  • I’ll marry you in six years from this day, if we both live," she said solemnly.

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

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