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  • He explained that this was his strong desire, and that he was solemnly asking his consent as his father.
  • He only listened to Grigory’s minute and solemn account of the erection of the tomb; he stood with bowed head and walked away without uttering a word.
  • "How can you presume to do such deeds?" the monk asked suddenly, pointing solemnly and significantly at Lise.
  • His face was suddenly solemn and impressive, which gave him a positively malignant look.
  • For that three thousand—I give you my solemn word—I’ll make an end of everything, and he shall hear nothing more of me.
  • Yes, formally and solemnly betrothed.
  • His eyes gleamed, and a grave and solemn smile came into his lips.
  • "Katerina Ivanovna will understand it all," Alyosha said solemnly.
  • I didn’t ask him to do it, but he solemnly handed her over to me and gave us his blessing.
  • They exhorted him, worked upon him, drummed at him incessantly, till at last he solemnly confessed his crime.
  • It’s rather a solemn promise, you see.
  • I’ve already decided, even if he marries that—creature," she began solemnly, "whom I never, never can forgive, even then I will not abandon him.
  • Only five days ago, in a gathering here, principally of ladies, he solemnly declared in argument that there was nothing in the whole world to make men love their neighbors.
  • He talked to me like a schoolmaster, all so grave and learned; he met me so solemnly that I was struck dumb.
  • Again the coffin, the open window, and the soft, solemn, distinct reading of the Gospel.
  • The solemn and tragic expression with which he had entered vanished completely, and a look of something childlike came into his face.
  • Mitya cried to the innkeeper, and, forgetting to clink glasses with the Pole whom he had so solemnly invited to drink to their good understanding, he drank off his glass without waiting for any one else.
  • Ivan said this solemnly and resolutely and from his flashing eyes alone it could be seen that it would be so.
  • They Carry Mitya Away When the protocol had been signed, Nikolay Parfenovitch turned solemnly to the prisoner and read him the "Committal," setting forth, that in such a year, on such a day, in such a place, the investigating lawyer of such-and-such a district court, having examined so-and-so (to wit, Mitya) accused of this and of that (all the charges were carefully written out) and having considered that the accused, not pleading guilty to the charges made against him, had brought…
  • "I am in a difficulty, kids," Krassotkin began solemnly, "and you must help me.
  • "Then we are admonished that our tribune is a tribune of true and sound ideas and from this tribune of ’sound ideas’ is heard a solemn declaration that to call the murder of a father ’parricide’ is nothing but a prejudice!

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

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