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solemn
used in Dracula

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Definition
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • "Because," he answered solemnly, "he can live for centuries, and you are but mortal woman."
    Chapter 23 (99% in)
solemnly = very seriously
  • Sometimes, as the road was cut through the pine woods that seemed in the darkness to be closing down upon us, great masses of greyness which here and there bestrewed the trees, produced a peculiarly weird and solemn effect, which carried on the thoughts and grim fancies engendered earlier in the evening, when the falling sunset threw into strange relief the ghost-like clouds which amongst the Carpathians seem to wind ceaselessly through the valleys.
    Chapter 1 (56% in)
  • "Then he called me back, and he said to me very solemnly, 'Wilhelmina', I knew then that he was in deadly earnest, for he has never called me by that name since he asked me to marry him, 'You know, dear, my ideas of the trust between husband and wife.
    Chapter 9 (8% in)
  • Take it and keep it, read it if you will, but never let me know unless, indeed, some solemn duty should come upon me to go back to the bitter hours, asleep or awake, sane or mad, recorded here.'
    Chapter 9 (11% in)
  • I feel very solemn, but very, very happy.
    Chapter 9 (13% in)
  • And, my dear, when he kissed me, and drew me to him with his poor weak hands, it was like a solemn pledge between us.
    Chapter 9 (19% in)
  • He paused and raised his hat as he said solemnly, "Then I fear we are too late.
    Chapter 12 (4% in)
  • "I swear it!" he said solemnly, kneeling beside her and holding up his hand, as one who registers an oath.
    Chapter 12 (96% in)
  • He paused a moment and went on solemnly, "Friend John, there are strange and terrible days before us.
    Chapter 13 (21% in)
  • The old Professor stood up as he said solemnly, "And you are right.
    Chapter 13 (52% in)
  • The service was very simple and very solemn.
    Chapter 13 (56% in)
  • I remember how on our wedding day he said "Unless some solemn duty come upon me to go back to the bitter hours, asleep or awake, mad or sane ...."
    Chapter 14 (4% in)
  • There may be a solemn duty, and if it come we must not shrink from it.
    Chapter 14 (5% in)
  • Madame," he said this very solemnly, "if ever Abraham Van Helsing can do anything for you or yours, I trust you will let me know.
    Chapter 14 (35% in)
  • "It does," he said solemnly.
    Chapter 14 (69% in)
  • He stood up and said solemnly, "Then you are wrong.
    Chapter 14 (99% in)
  • Each in his own way was solemn and overcome.
    Chapter 16 (16% in)
  • So as we all took hands our solemn compact was made.
    Chapter 18 (40% in)
  • Van Helsing said solemnly, "You are always right.
    Chapter 21 (47% in)
  • Mrs. Harker raised her head, looking from one to the other of us she said solemnly, "God's will be done!"
    Chapter 21 (77% in)
  • He was sitting down, but now he rose and came close to her and put his hand on her head as he said solemnly.
    Chapter 22 (14% in)
  • Dr. Van Helsing said to us solemnly as we stood before him, "And now, my friends, we have a duty here to do.
    Chapter 22 (74% in)
  • When we closed the door behind us, the Professor said solemnly, "So much is already done.
    Chapter 22 (77% in)
  • As the evening drew on, and the earth took its shadows from the sun sinking lower, the silence of the room grew more and more solemn to me.
    Chapter 24 (77% in)
  • And she solemnly pointed to the scar.
    Chapter 24 (80% in)
  • I saw that she was in earnest, and said solemnly, "I promise!" and as I said it I felt that from that instant a door had been shut between us.
    Chapter 24 (81% in)
  • You know that your safety is our solemnest duty.
    Chapter 24 (86% in)
  • He knelt down before her and taking her hand in his said solemnly, "I'm only a rough fellow, who hasn't, perhaps, lived as a man should to win such a distinction, but I swear to you by all that I hold sacred and dear that, should the time ever come, I shall not flinch from the duty that you have set us.
    Chapter 25 (14% in)
  • "One more request," she became very solemn as she said this, "it is not vital and necessary like the other, but I want you to do one thing for me, if you will."
    Chapter 25 (21% in)

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