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solemn
used in The Two Towers

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Definition
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • These deep eyes were now surveying them, slow and solemn,
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Treebeard (10% in)
solemn = very seriously
  • Then carefully and solemnly, he stalked down from step to step, and reached the floor of the Forest.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Treebeard (22% in)
  • Bregalad stood for some time surveying the hobbits solemnly; and they looked at him, wondering when he would show any signs of 'hastiness'.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Treebeard (83% in)
  • Most of the time they sat silent under the shelter of the bank; for the wind was colder, and the clouds closer and greyer; there was little sunshine, and in the distance the voices of the Ents at the Moot still rose and fell, sometimes loud and strong, sometimes low and sad, sometimes quickening, sometimes slow and solemn as a dirge.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Treebeard (89% in)
  • There was another pause, and then a marching music began like solemn drums, and above the rolling beats and booms there welled voices singing high and strong.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Treebeard (91% in)
  • They gazed out with solemn eyes, but they were not looking at the riders: their eyes were bent northwards.
    3.8 — Book 3 Chapter 8 — The Road to Isengard (38% in)
  • He looked up at the face of Saruman with its dark solemn eyes bent down upon him, and then to Gandalf at his side; and he seemed to hesitate.
    3.10 — Book 3 Chapter 10 — The Voice of Saruman (28% in)
  • Ents in a solemn row stood like statues at the gate, with their long arms uplifted, but they made no sound.
    3.11 — Book 3 Chapter 11 — The Palantir (1% in)
  • He can be both kinder and more alarming, merrier and more solemn than before, I think.
    3.11 — Book 3 Chapter 11 — The Palantir (19% in)
  • But over the mountains I am bound, by solemn undertaking to the Council, to find a way or perish in the seeking.
    4.6 — Book 4 Chapter 6 — The Forbidden Pool (94% in)
  • Great ilexes of huge girth stood dark and solemn in wide glades with here and there among them hoary ash-trees. and giant oaks just putting out their brown-green buds.
    4.7 — Book 4 Chapter 7 — Journey to the Cross-roads (30% in)
  • The brief glow fell upon a huge sitting figure, still and solemn as the great stone kings of Argonath.
    4.7 — Book 4 Chapter 7 — Journey to the Cross-roads (95% in)

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