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solemn
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
very serious—and often dignified
  • 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.
    p. 24.2
  • 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.
    p. 27.2
  • His voice was solemn, as if the memory of that sudden extinction of a clan still haunted him.
    p. 65.8
  • "You're very polite, but I belong to another generation," he announced solemnly.
    p. 72.8
  • solemnly = 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.
    p. 167.2
  • In a moment Meyer Wolfshiem stood solemnly in the doorway, holding out both hands.
    p. 170.8
  • 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.
    p. 176.2
  • 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.
    p. 176.7

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