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used in Animal Farm

5 uses
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in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • The animals slain in the battle were given a solemn funeral.
    p. 106.5
solemn = dignified
  • The flag was run up and Beasts of England was sung a number of times, then the sheep who had been killed was given a solemn funeral, a hawthorn bush being planted on her grave.
    p. 43.9
  • And the animals heard, from the direction of the farm buildings, the solemn booming of a gun.
    p. 105.3
  • As his last act upon earth, Comrade Napoleon had pronounced a solemn decree: the drinking of alcohol was to be punished by death.
    p. 107.9
  • 'Up there, comrades,' he would say solemnly, pointing to the sky with his large beak — 'up there, just on the other side of that dark cloud that you can see — there it lies, Sugarcandy Mountain, that happy country where we poor animals shall rest for ever from our labors!'
    p. 117.7

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