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solemn
used in Wuthering Heights

7 uses
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Definition
very serious—and often dignified
  • 'THOU ART THE MAN!' cried Jabez, after a solemn pause, leaning over his cushion.
    Chapter 3 (40% in)
  • I let him enjoy the luxury unannoyed; and after sucking out his last wreath, and heaving a profound sigh, he got up, and departed as solemnly as he came.
    Chapter 3 (81% in)
  • Isabella and he had had an hour's interview, during which he tried to elicit from her some sentiment of proper horror for Heathcliff's advances: but he could make nothing of her evasive replies, and was obliged to close the examination unsatisfactorily; adding, however, a solemn warning, that if she were so insane as to encourage that worthless suitor, it would dissolve all bonds of relationship between herself and him.
    Chapter 11 (99% in)
  • And Edgar standing solemnly by to see it over; then offering prayers of thanks to God for restoring peace to his house, and going back to his BOOKS!
    Chapter 12 (15% in)
  • He surveyed the carved front and low-browed lattices, the straggling gooseberry-bushes and crooked firs, with solemn intentness, and then shook his head: his private feelings entirely disapproved of the exterior of his new abode.
    Chapter 20 (46% in)
  • Catherine quelled her lamentations also, took a seat opposite, and looked solemnly into the fire.
    Chapter 23 (44% in)
  • His emotion was only revealed by the immense sighs he drew, as he solemnly spread his large Bible on the table, and overlaid it with dirty bank-notes from his pocket-book, the produce of the day's transactions.
    Chapter 32 (93% in)

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