It was solemn there and like a cathedral as he listened to a faint sound — the drip-drip-drip of water.
He let his manner go solemn in a comic imitation of Dr. Yueh.
The hall door opened and his mother peered in, hair like shaded bronze held with a black ribbon at the crown, her oval face emotionless and green eyes staring solemnly.
He felt solemn with the sudden realization that his life had become filled with swift changes.
Stilgar repeated the words, speaking slowly and solemnly.
It recorded minuscule shadings of difference around him—a slight change in moisture, a fractional fall in temperature, the progress of an insect across their stilltent roof, the solemn approach of dawn in the starlighted patch of sky he could see out the tent’s transparent end.