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solemn
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

28 uses
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Definition
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • Come now, do smile, instead of looking at me so solemnly.
    Chapters 1-2 (61% in)
  • Why, it is not altogether impossible he might have had, for he made me promise several times never to speak of that letter to any one, assuring me he so advised me for my own interest; and, more than this, he insisted on my taking a solemn oath never to utter the name mentioned in the address.
    Chapters 17-18 (31% in)
  • During these hours of profound meditation, which to him had seemed only minutes, he had formed a fearful resolution, and bound himself to its fulfilment by a solemn oath.
    Chapters 17-18 (34% in)
  • Whatever evils may befall you, they will not be occasioned by my instrumentality, that I solemnly promise you.
    Chapters 25-26 (83% in)
  • Reflect how glorious a day it will be, how grand, how solemn, that day of complete restoration, on which you will say in this very office, 'My father died because he could not do what I have this day done; but he died calmly and peaceably, because in dying he knew what I should do.'
    Chapters 29-30 (82% in)
  • This apparition was so strange and so solemn, that every one rose, with the exception of Carlini, who remained seated, and ate and drank calmly.
    Chapters 33-34 (24% in)
  • "Then it is settled," said the count, "and I give you my solemn assurance that I only waited an opportunity like the present to realize plans that I have long meditated."
    Chapters 37-38 (76% in)
  • But you must swear solemnly that I shall never have reason to repent my recommendation.
    Chapters 45-46 (29% in)
  • After a brief silence, rendered still more solemn by the time and place, the count said, in a tone of melancholy wholly unlike his usual manner, "In order to bring this conversation to a fitting termination (the last we shall ever hold upon this subject), I will repeat to you some words I have heard from the lips of the Abbe Busoni.
    Chapters 45-46 (42% in)
  • When I think of you my heart beats fast, the blood burns in my veins, and I can hardly breathe; but I solemnly promise you to restrain all this ardor, this fervor and intensity of feeling, until you yourself shall require me to render them available in serving or assisting you.
    Chapters 51-52 (22% in)
  • I am going to have the honor of taking my leave of you, mademoiselle, solemnly assuring you that I wish your life may be so calm, so happy, and so fully occupied, that there may be no place for me even in your memory.
    Chapters 73-74 (12% in)
  • You have told me how you talk to him and how he answers you; I shall very soon learn that language by signs, Valentine, and I promise you solemnly, that instead of despair, it is happiness that awaits us.
    Chapters 73-74 (20% in)
  • There was something grave and solemn in the approach of the young girl which struck the old man, and immediately his bright eye began to interrogate.
    Chapters 73-74 (61% in)
  • "Gentlemen," said he, in a tone strangely firm for a servant speaking to his masters under such solemn circumstances,—"gentlemen, M. Noirtier de Villefort wishes to speak immediately to M. Franz de Quesnel, baron d'Epinay;" he, as well as the notary, that there might be no mistake in the person, gave all his titles to the bride-groom elect.
    Chapters 73-74 (97% in)
  • However, his remark did not make Madame de Villefort even smile, so much was every mind engaged, and so solemn was the situation.
    Chapters 73-74 (98% in)
  • He had spent every farthing that had been allowed for his journey as a reward for the majestic and solemn manner in which he had maintained his assumed character of father.
    Chapters 75-76 (53% in)
  • "Only," continued M. d'Avrigny, with a slow and solemn tone, "if any one falls ill in your house, if you feel yourself attacked, do not send for me, for I will come no more.
    Chapters 79-80 (93% in)
  • Beauchamp, solemn transactions should be sanctioned by a witness.
    Chapters 87-88 (15% in)
  • I assure you," cried Danglars, with a confidence and security proceeding less from fear than from the interest he really felt for the young man, "I solemnly declare to you, that I should never have thought of writing to Yanina, did I know anything of Ali Pasha's misfortunes."
    Chapters 87-88 (28% in)
  • But Monte Cristo, without rising, and leaning forward in his chair, merely stretched out his arm and, taking the damp, crushed glove from the clinched hand of the young man, "Sir," said he in a solemn tone, "I consider your glove thrown, and will return it to you wrapped around a bullet.
    Chapters 87-88 (79% in)
  • "It will take place," said Monte Cristo, in a most solemn tone; "but instead of your son's blood to stain the ground, mine will flow."
    Chapters 89-90 (33% in)
  • There was something mournful, solemn, and terrible in the count's manner.
    Chapters 93-94 (63% in)
  • Well, Eugenie, what is it you want with me? and why in this solemn drawing-room when the study is so comfortable?
    Chapters 95-96 (7% in)
  • The notary solemnly took the pen, flourished it above his head, and said, "Gentlemen, we are about to sign the contract."
    Chapters 95-96 (88% in)
  • "I say that Valentine is dead!" replied d'Avrigny, in a voice terrible in its solemn calm.
    Chapters 101-102 (74% in)
  • I said anything I pleased, in order that the solemn declaration I have just made should not be withheld, which otherwise would certainly have been the case.
    Chapters 109-110 (77% in)
  • "Dentro la testa!" answered a solemn and imperious voice, accompanied by a menacing gesture.
    Chapters 113-114 (79% in)
  • "Do you repent?" asked a deep, solemn voice, which caused Danglars' hair to stand on end.
    Chapters 115-116 (90% in)

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