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  • "I hear Reb Boruch is a solemn man," Gitl said carefully.   (source)
    solemn = very serious
  • "He does not go to visit," Ultima said solemnly.   (source)
    solemnly = with seriousness
  • And behind them jogged a middle-aged man with his own now solemn, now amiable, thoughts.   (source)
    solemn = serious
  • In a solemn voice, he said, "We won't talk about this again."   (source)
    solemn = very serious
  • Six hundred and seventy solemn-faced Japanese … sailed out of Vancouver Friday night bound for the "land of the rising sun."   (source)
    solemn = serious (not cheerful or smiling)
  • I give you my solemn word,   (source)
    solemn = serious and sincere
  • Living with real circus freaks, traveling the world, privy to solemn and magnificent secrets.   (source)
    solemn = serious
  • His eyes were shining, his face very solemn,   (source)
    solemn = serious and possibly dignified
  • like an old drunk preparing a solemn face for court.   (source)
    solemn = serious and dignified
  • She nodded silently, solemnly, as if not trusting herself to find the right words of acceptance.   (source)
    solemnly = in a serious and sincere manner
  • Sally Jean's face, solemn and defeated, was indication enough that she had not heard what she wanted to hear.   (source)
    solemn = very serious
  • I don't know what's the matter, we're all so solemn.   (source)
    solemn = serious
  • I was rather literary in college — one year I wrote a series of very solemn and obvious editorials for the "Yale News."   (source)
    solemn = serious (earnest in manner)
  • He raised his cap and said solemnly, Goodbye, umfundisi.   (source)
    solemnly = in a serious and dignified manner
  • I solemnly swear to be faithful to my bosom friend, Diana Barry, as long as the sun and moon shall endure.   (source)
    solemnly = in a very serious manner
  • So he [the priest] looked up at the sky for a minute and said solemnly:  "What the jungle has taken the jungle has restored."   (source)
    solemnly = with seriousness and dignity
  • "Because," he answered solemnly, "he can live for centuries, and you are but mortal woman."   (source)
    solemnly = very seriously
  • "Why don't you read it, sir?" asked Poole.
    "Because I fear," replied the lawyer solemnly. "God grant I have no cause for it!" And with that he brought the paper to his eyes and read as follows:   (source)
    solemnly = with seriousness
  • ...and the parson begun his solemn talk...   (source)
    solemn = serious and dignified
  • ...and vexed by their fluttering and lawlessness the solemn heron goes away.   (source)
    solemn = dignified
  • "People of New England!" cried he, with a voice that rose over them, high, solemn, and majestic   (source)
    solemn = serious and dignified
  • His nature was not changed by one hour of solemn prayer:   (source)
  • He laid his hands upon my shoulders, and added in a solemn whisper:   (source)
    solemn = serious, dignified and sincere in manner
  • the Gryphon replied very solemnly.   (source)
    solemnly = with seriousness and dignity
  • the Representatives of the united States of America ... solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States;   (source)
    solemnly = with gravity (seriousness and dignity)
  • The wedding was solemn.†   (source)
  • Then, like a funeral choir, solemn and cheerless, the jurors filed into their box.†   (source)
  • Once the last few patrons had arrived, everyone settled down solemnly and waited.†   (source)
  • "We're lucky," said Isabel solemnly.†   (source)
  • Soraya and I looked down, solemnly respectful, casting only sideway glances at each other.†   (source)
  • Instead, I solemnly returned his bow.†   (source)
  • "Hannah," said the stout boy solemnly, "he's a Parselmouth.†   (source)
  • Men stood in a solemn circle around a couple of seats and twisted metal, all that was left of the ordnance truck.†   (source)
  • "Hey, Jeremy," I said solemnly, keeping my eyes on Lillian Jean.†   (source)
  • I nodded solemnly.†   (source)
  • Edgar looked at his father looking solemnly back at him.†   (source)
  • The boy stared solemnly at the elephant for a long time and then he turned the page.†   (source)
  • And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, / The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, / The solemn temples, the great globe itself, / Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve / And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, / Leave not a rack behind.†   (source)
  • Mozi nodded at Wang solemnly.†   (source)
  • But the Count maintained a solemn expression.†   (source)
  • Without hesitating, Margarethe dug into her coat pocket, kissed the little keepsake, and declared solemnly, "I swear."†   (source)
  • His face became very solemn when Salva told him that he had not seen nor heard a single word of his family in all that time.†   (source)
  • Marcus's voice is solemn and gives equal weight to each word.†   (source)
  • And she had made Shay a solemn promise.†   (source)
  • As we all left the courthouse, we offered each other solemn goodbyes.†   (source)
  • Me as a baby; me and Treena as solemn, chubby-faced girls; me on my first day at secondary school, all hair clips and oversized skirt.†   (source)
  • A mood of reserved shock had come over most of the Gladers, who were milling about with solemn faces, kicking loose rocks and not saying much at all.†   (source)
  • Teabing paused and then spoke in a solemn tone.†   (source)
  • Mr. Epler nodded his head solemnly.†   (source)
  • The music was still playing: somewhere, at the edge of perception, solemn and strange.†   (source)
  • "Luke Garner," she announced solemnly, "you have come to the right place.†   (source)
  • Minerva nodded solemnly.†   (source)
  • He nodded solemnly.†   (source)
  • Mrs Whatsit nodded, her voice, like Mrs Who's, very serious, very solemn.†   (source)
  • Bronwyn trooped out, nodding solemnly as they passed.†   (source)
  • His voice was solemn when he said, "You don't have to watch to see."†   (source)
  • Erik got out of the passenger side and walked up to Mom, slowly and solemnly.†   (source)
  • And second, on a more solemn note: No, you won't be able to contact Miss Perumal again.†   (source)
  • And Sunny crawled around solemnly biting each of Edgar and Albert's shoes, leaving small teeth marks in each one so she would not be forgotten.†   (source)
  • He turns to Mother, solemnly bows and extends his hand.†   (source)
  • The young man took it solemnly.†   (source)
  • That Christmas, the evenings were long; dinners with Dan, or with my grandmother, were slow and solemn.†   (source)
  • I give my solemn oa—†   (source)
  • Bran's father sat solemnly on his horse, long brown hair stirring in the wind.†   (source)
  • Part of our past and part of our future disappeared in this tragedy,' the governor said as he looked solemnly into the cameras.†   (source)
  • "I know," he murmurs, solemn for once.†   (source)
  • The solemn ceremony is pretty tightly mapped out, so I'm not sure how to do it.†   (source)
  • She took it solemnly, and then for the twins, gave a serves-youright look.†   (source)
  • He then solemnly asked if I had been a very, very good girl this year and did I believe in Jesus Christ and obey my parents.†   (source)
  • "It was," she said, all solemn now that Josh Richter had declared the incident uncool.†   (source)
  • "It must have taken a great many cows," she commented solemnly.†   (source)
  • It always dissolved into giggles no matter how solemn the start.†   (source)
  • "I solemnly swear to govern the peoples of the Eastern Commonwealth according to the laws and customs as laid down by generations of past rulers," he recited.†   (source)
  • Every so often Alex's flashlight is reflected for a brief second in a pair of bright wide blinking eyes, which watch us solemnly from within the mass of foliage before vanishing once again into the dark.†   (source)
  • I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good.†   (source)
  • "You know we built planets, do you?" he asked solemnly.†   (source)
  • Jason hoped she didn't mean literally, but her expression was solemn.†   (source)
  • "Nothing Alan Moore writes can be blah-blah-blahed," Park said solemnly.†   (source)
  • Mom and Dad and Grandma were looking at each other solemnly.†   (source)
  • Tommy shook his head solemnly.†   (source)
  • Male servants in white pyjamas, solemnly abreast.†   (source)
  • He looked very solemn as he offered Ender the teacher hook that was ritually given to the victor in the game.†   (source)
  • The four of us are still doing well, and that brings me to the present date of June 20, 1942, and the solemn dedication of my diary.†   (source)
  • For he was young too, and perhaps not wholly unaware that the solemn explanations with which he dispelled her bogus biblical doubts were completely at odds with the thrilling promise he held out in his effulgent emerald eyes.†   (source)
  • Eddie Diamond gave a solemn nod.†   (source)
  • I sat down and Rufus looked up at me solemnly.†   (source)
  • The snow-laden trees watched over them like solemn pillars of a great cathedral.†   (source)
  • He began handing them out solemnly.†   (source)
  • He seemed solemn, but I thought I saw a trace of humor deep in his eyes.†   (source)
  • For whatever reason, her solemn expression made me nervous.†   (source)
  • This was a solemn event too, and I spoke little and ate even less.†   (source)
  • Hallorann winked solemnly and turned back to the food.†   (source)
  • "My solemn word of honor, Elinor," he said.†   (source)
  • She was an actress, this was a theater, and it was Good Friday, the most solemn day on the Christian calendar.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, I did," he said solemnly.†   (source)
  • Chronicler nodded solemnly, trying to imagine the mind that could break apart his cipher in a piece of an hour.†   (source)
  • Sad King Billy joined us that night and I remember that he looked at me before he solemnly reentered his ornate coach to return to the safety of Keats.†   (source)
  • I walked up solemn and straight, a wooden chair in one hand and a conga drum in the other, and sat down in the middle of the basketball court.†   (source)
  • "Bury my Visa at Mizner Park," Bocahontas intones solemnly in one of my columns, a reference to the city's toniest shopping strip.†   (source)
  • Few stories from Greek mythology capture the imagination like that of Daedalus and Icarus: the ingenious father's attempt to save his son from a tyrant as well as from his own invention (the labyrinth) by coming up with an even more marvelous creation; the solemn parental warning ignored in a burst of youthful exuberance; the fall from a great height; a father's terrible grief and guilt.†   (source)
  • Everything sounds so sad and solemn when you talk like that.†   (source)
  • She was clamming up, becoming solemn.†   (source)
  • It was a solemn conversation, with Steve vowing to help look after Jai and the kids.†   (source)
  • "Beginning today, the rebels intend to attack Twos and work their way down the castes," the king added solemnly.†   (source)
  • It was that the solemn mother-daughter talk promised over the years for this night, the entire sex education which our taciturn society provided, was now not possible.†   (source)
  • The lights went down; the room was solemn.†   (source)
  • From the solemn air with which Stamp had unfolded the paper, the tenderness in the old man's fingers as he stroked its creases and flattened it out, first on his knees, then on the split top of the piling, Paul D knew that it ought to mess him up.†   (source)
  • No moon in our world, he added solemnly.†   (source)
  • "She can be anything," Boo told me, and this is what I remember most, her freckled face so solemn, as if she knew she was the first to tell me.†   (source)
  • The two oldest must have recognized me, for their faces grew solemn when I got out of the car.†   (source)
  • Miss Rat-pup read the quote, nodding solemnly, and wrote underneath, The book of Luke.†   (source)
  • They had never left, but the crowd was growing very solemn.†   (source)
  • The funeral was appropriately solemn, Ramius remembered bitterly.†   (source)
  • Olly looks up and shakes his head solemnly.†   (source)
  • Leslie solemnly crossed her heart.†   (source)
  • He unhitched himself from the pillar, looking solemn.†   (source)
  • "This one will be a priest," she promised solemnly.†   (source)
  • He's bald save for the short-cropped semicircle of brown hair stretching from ear to ear like a fat equator, and he looks very solemn.†   (source)
  • Martin Vanger looked so solemn that for a second Blomkvist thought he had come to bring the news of his uncle's death.†   (source)
  • She told me things about the world that didn't seem possible, not until we were able to pick up a radio station and a solemn voice bled through the speakers to confirm it all.†   (source)
  • "Yes, sir," I say solemnly, but my heart is swelling with joy.†   (source)
  • The pastor's demeanor had turned solemn, almost icy.†   (source)
  • "This kata you should wear to the top of Everest," t Chhongba instructed me in a solemn voice.†   (source)
  • It was solemn there and like a cathedral as he listened to a faint sound — the drip-drip-drip of water.†   (source)
  • Then somebody pulled a straight, solemn face and said, "And why do you feel lousy?"†   (source)
  • Olive nodded solemnly.†   (source)
  • He began a solemn speech explaining the circumstances of the case, but was brutally interrupted by Nivea, who threw herself on the dusty coffin that held the remains of her dearest brother.†   (source)
  • "Someday I'll go there and hear it too," Dorothy said solemnly.†   (source)
  • By the time my ear stopped stinging Papi was dressed and Mami was crossing each one of us, solemnly, like we were heading off to war.†   (source)
  • The look was one of solemn compassion.†   (source)
  • The businessman who had spoken to Yves about the waters of Lake Michigan, and the days when he had hiked and fished there, relentlessly put all of this behind him, and solemnly and cruelly tightened the knot in his tie.†   (source)
  • Her large blue eyes were solemn and intelligent.†   (source)
  • "Oh, yes," the secretary said solemnly.†   (source)
  • Seeing my perpetually perky friend looking so solemn made me uneasy.†   (source)
  • He was pale but seemed more solemn than frightened.†   (source)
  • We were in a perpetual conversation with each other on topics both solemn and trifling.†   (source)
  • "You working at the plant," she said, staring at me solemnly.†   (source)
  • "Promise," my three friends said solemnly.†   (source)
  • His typical routine was to hover over a corpse and solemnly pronounce, "Yep, he's dead."†   (source)
  • At the very rear, so far away that they could hardly he seen, were the percussion instruments, and lastly; in a long line up one side of a steep slope, were the solemn bass fiddles.†   (source)
  • That I noticed or didn't notice the gardener's limp, the ice on the lake, the long, solemn outings of my neighbor's child who appears to have no friends—these things were beside the point.†   (source)
  • For the next few minutes I solemnly shook the hand of every person in the house.†   (source)
  • Burrowed in the bed next to his, another solemn, pint-sized soldier staring at me, the seven-year-old they call Teacup.†   (source)
  • He repeats it solemnly.†   (source)
  • But, no, his customer was merely experiencing what Johnson called the Solemn Moment-a phenomenon familiar to insurance salesmen.†   (source)
  • O'Hare read this handsome passage out loud: History in her solemn page informs us that the Crusaders were but ignorant and savage men, that their motives were those of bigotry unmitigated, and that their pathway was one of blood and rears.†   (source)
  • A few jacales of brush and mud with brush roofs and a pole corral where five scrubby horses with big heads stood looking solemnly at the horses passing in the road.†   (source)
  • Do you, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, do solemnly swear ...†   (source)
  • The child looked at her knee with a solemn face.†   (source)
  • "Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it," he added, a little solemnly.†   (source)
  • Pippa takes the candle and says solemnly, "To find true love."†   (source)
  • At Gage's nod, they spoke together in voices solemn and achingly young.†   (source)
  • Cedric nods solemnly at this-an appropriate response, he hopes— and Cornelius asks Cedric where he went to high school.†   (source)
  • She was so solemn that even in my misery I couldn't keep from mischief.†   (source)
  • Rick asked the surgeon, who stood solemnly nearby.†   (source)
  • had acquired a much more solemn ring; they seemed to issue directly from the lips of Fate.†   (source)
  • She smiled continually, smiled at everyone, as if to make up for Papa's solemn courtesies.†   (source)
  • The women filed in solemnly, looking sharp in their caps and gowns—black for the GED students, bright blue for the collegians.†   (source)
  • Claire solemnly shook her head.†   (source)
  • I asked solemnly.†   (source)
  • A low line of red still burned behind the massive bulk of Big Unaka, and the solemn purple mountains raised their peaks against it in a jagged line.†   (source)
  • There was something about this gallery of solemn faces that Annie found moving.†   (source)
  • "Yes," she assured me solemnly.†   (source)
  • Since Momma told us that the less you say to whitefolks (or even powhitetrash) the better, Bailey and I would stand, solemn, quiet, in the displaced air.†   (source)
  • "He's right, Mau," said Milo solemnly.†   (source)
  • It was his solemn duty to protect his evasive roommate ...for everyone's good.†   (source)
  • Imagine his feelings when, at four in the afternoon, the solemn, sad whispers in the house were replaced by loud, joyous shouts.†   (source)
  • They watched solemnly as Dr. Hugo Jerome carried John in his arms out to the truck.†   (source)
  • A Connecticut lieutenant, Elisha Bostwick, remembered 'Washington coming along on his horse, telling the men "in a deep and solemn voice" to keep with their officers.†   (source)
  • 'It was a godsend,' Doc Daneeka confessed solemnly.†   (source)
  • 'They are sailing, sailing, sailing over the Sea, they are going into the West and leaving us,' said Sam, half chanting the words, shaking his head sadly and solemnly.†   (source)
  • Bedfords rumbled in from the front lines, filled with coffins solemnly draped in the Pakistani flag.†   (source)
  • He'd always had a solemn face, his full mouth in repose a natural frown.†   (source)
  • Keesha's face twitched with amusement, but then became solemn.†   (source)
  • A solemn thought indeed.†   (source)
  • A flicker of amusement passes over Luke's face and he solemnly shakes it.†   (source)
  • Madame Wang watched us solemnly as we both signed our names in nu shu at the bottom.†   (source)
  • "Templeton," he said, "I will make you a solemn promise.†   (source)
  • I hereby do solemnly promise with a blood oath....OHHHHH, THE PAIN.†   (source)
  • Mr. Stanley took it upon himself to test the accusations, taking Mem Gowdie with him alone into a field and spending many hours there, dealing with her solemnly.†   (source)
  • He kept his eyes on mine for several seconds, his expression very solemn.†   (source)
  • He looks down at me solemnly for a moment.†   (source)
  • Around me the students move with faces frozen in solemn masks, and I seem to hear already the voices mechanically raised in the songs the visitors loved.†   (source)
  • Leavitt was pouring himself a cup, his solemn, basset-hound face looking mournful.†   (source)
  • Tab had opened a bag of chips and was eating them one at a time, looking weirdly solemn, as if she felt sorry for them.†   (source)
  • His dance is one of solemn, regal motions, each gesture of the body is made with a solemn finality.†   (source)
  • "Yes, I do," said the brother solemnly.†   (source)
  • "Shoelaces can break anytime," I say solemnly.†   (source)
  • As we neared my house, I said real solemn, "Now if y'all tell about the pig or the bust set, I'll catch heck."†   (source)
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