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solemn
used in The Poisonwood Bible

6 uses
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Definition
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • Miss Rat-pup read the quote, nodding solemnly, and wrote underneath, The book of Luke.
    Book 1 — Genesis (64% in)
  • I realized that Mama Mwanza had an extraordinarily pretty face, with wide-set eyes, a solemn mouth, and a high, rounded forehead under her kerchief.
    Book 3 — Judges (34% in)
  • A solemn wishbone of eager, hungry people—that is how we might have appeared to the muntu dead and unborn who watched from above.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (47% in)
  • It is the one solemn promise every life on earth is born and bound to keep.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (53% in)
  • Mama Mwanza balanced the skillet on her head, since she needed her hands for walking, and solemnly led her family away from our funeral.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (94% in)
  • Patrice came and sat on the floor by my chair, patting my leg with a little boy's solemn endurance.
    Book 5 — Exodus (97% in)

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