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solemn
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

8 uses
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Definition
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • and then a solemn hush fell upon the church
    Chapter 5 (18% in)
solemn = serious and dignified
  • It's awful solemn like, AIN'T it?"
    Chapter 9 (29% in)
  • She was a subscriber for all the "Health" periodicals and phrenological frauds; and the solemn ignorance they were inflated with was breath to her nostrils.
    Chapter 12 (13% in)
  • They tramped gayly along, over decaying logs, through tangled underbrush, among solemn monarchs of the forest, hung from their crowns to the ground with a drooping regalia of grape-vines.
    Chapter 14 (42% in)
  • They waited a time that seemed an age, and then the same muffled boom troubled the solemn hush.
    Chapter 14 (59% in)
  • The solemn hush continued.
    Chapter 16 (62% in)
  • Next appeared a dark-complexioned, black-eyed, black-haired young lady, who paused an impressive moment, assumed a tragic expression, and began to read in a measured, solemn tone: "A VISION "Dark and tempestuous was night.
    Chapter 21 (70% in)
  • It was a lonely place, and an hour made solemn by old traditions.
    Chapter 25 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "solemn" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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