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  • And John would touch his forelock with a solemn way he had that made me think he was the best of men.
  • Watch him as we pleased, we could do nothing to solve it; and when we asked him to his face, he would only laugh if he were drunk, and if he were sober deny solemnly that he ever tasted anything but water.
  • It weren’t quite a chapel, but it seemed more solemn like; and then, says you, Ben Gunn was short-handed—no chapling, nor so much as a Bible and a flag, you says."

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

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