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solemn
used in The Lords of Discipline

8 uses
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Definition
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • He embraced the honor code as his personal catechism, and there was nothing ironic or incredulous in his solemn devotions to its service.
    Chapter 1.9 (12% in)
  • I remember sitting as a freshman listening to the chairman and vicechairman of the honor court intoning very solemnly and pompously about the importance of honor and how you would be kicked out of school if you did not have it.
    Chapter 1.9 (40% in)
  • If you want to be mayor of Charleston or Yertle the Turtle you have my solemn support.
    Chapter 2.16 (24% in)
  • Don't use that word in front of my girl, Clapsaddle," Pig said, solemnly pointing to the photograph on his desk.
    Chapter 3.22 (23% in)
  • Obie and I gave our solemn word that we would help track down these odious criminals and bring them to justice.'
    Chapter 3.25 (68% in)
  • Then we heard the General's voice again as he intoned solemnly, "In the mystery of the circle, in the mystery of shape, of the shape without end, of the infinite form, the perfect form, I bind you to the brotherhood.
    Chapter 3.26 (47% in)
  • "Colonel," I said solemnly, "I don't see how they had the gall to pass me up."
    Chapter 3.27 (76% in)
  • He kept his own counsel, in his solemn, patient acceptance of each outrage and humiliation, and won the respect of the Corps by never complaining to the Commandant's Department, or worse, reporting the hazing to his father.
    Chapter 3.28 (33% in)

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