All 9 Uses of
The Great Gatsby
- I was rather literary in college — one year I wrote a series of very solemn and obvious editorials for the "Yale News."
p. 4..7 *solemn = serious (earnest in manner)
- But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days, under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground.†
- Up-stairs, in the solemn echoing drive she let four taxicabs drive away before she selected a new one, lavender-colored with gray upholstery, and in this we slid out from the mass of the station into the glowing sunshine.†
- His voice was solemn, as if the memory of that sudden extinction of a clan still haunted him.†
- "You're very polite, but I belong to another generation," he announced solemnly.
p. 72..8solemnly = with seriousness and dignity
- It was Gatsby's father, a solemn old man, very helpless and dismayed, bundled up in a long cheap ulster against the warm September day.†
- In a moment Meyer Wolfshiem stood solemnly in the doorway, holding out both hands.†
- I am part of that, a little solemn with the feel of those long winters, a little complacent from growing up in the Carraway house in a city where dwellings are still called through decades by a family's name.†
- In the foreground four solemn men in dress suits are walking along the sidewalk with a stretcher on which lies a drunken woman in a white evening dress.†
(solemn) in a very serious (and often dignified) manner