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solemn
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • The banquet of the Class of '22 was long and solemn.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (30% in)
  • A sea of faces, young, perspiring and eager, had been raised solemnly—for forty-five minutes—to the platform where Guy Francon had held forth as the speaker at the commencement exercises of the Stanton Institute of Technology, Guy Francon who had brought his own person from New York for the occasion; Guy Francon, of the illustrious firm of Francon & Heyer, vice-president of the Architects' Guild of America, member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, member of the National Fine...
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (5% in)
  • "Yes," she said calmly, so solemnly that the word sounded indifferent.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (90% in)
  • He saw the people in the lobby standing in tense, solemn expectation, and the blank rasping of the loud-speaker pulled every glance into its dark funnel.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (57% in)
  • "My friends," it said, simply and solemnly.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (61% in)
  • He had the knack of making the kindliness of his smile add to, not detract from his solemn appearance of dignity; his long, thin, hooked nose did detract from the kindliness, but it added to the dignity; his stomach, cantilevered over his legs, did detract from the dignity, but it added to the kindliness.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (16% in)
  • We all have a sort of vague, glowing picture when we say that, something solemn, big and important.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (28% in)
  • Do you know any you'd feel big and solemn about?
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (28% in)
  • Roark inclined his head in agreement; he could acknowledge what Cameron had just declared to him only by a quiet glance as solemn as Cameron's.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (61% in)
  • There was a grave feeling of brotherhood in the room, in the presence of the pale, handsome boy who looked solemn as at his first communion.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (99% in)
  • The absence of stress in his voice made the answer solemn.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (97% in)
  • A little later Keating heard Toohey saying solemnly in the midst of some earnest discussion: "Happiness?
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (43% in)
  • "Miss Dominique Francon," he announced solemnly.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (84% in)
  • She stood in the middle of the floor, as she had stood on her first night in this room, solemnly composed to the performance of a rite.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (69% in)
  • "I forgot to thank you, Ellsworth," said Ike solemnly.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (48% in)
  • When he entered, she saw him looking at the mob of guests as if he did not realize that such a mob was appropriate to a Grand Opera premiere or a royal rummage sale, not to the solemn climax of his life.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (25% in)
  • Scarret uttered it solemnly, with the air of imparting a discovery.
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (74% in)
  • There was such a simple, careless gaiety in his voice that no solemn dispensation could have been more effective.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (42% in)
  • "Time," blared a solemn voice, "marches on!"
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (52% in)

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