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solemn
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

9 uses
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Definition
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
  • But it's not much fun trying to keep my hand firm and being so solemn all day long.
    p. 104.6
solemn = serious (with no sense of fun)
  • His very smile had a touch of solemnness.
    p. 12.6
  • solemnness = seriousness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • His solemn young face was even more grave than before.
    p. 13.8
  • solemn = serious
  • She could imagine the twinkle that would have danced in his eyes at those solemn words.
    p. 25.7
  • solemn = very serious—possibly dignified
  • But as their shyness wore off, so did their solemnness.
    p. 85.0
  • solemnness = seriousness

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • The small head nodded solemnly.
    p. 116.5
  • solemnly = in a serious manner
  • Now, having spoken too seriously, he turned back her solemn regard with a laugh.
    p. 127.9
  • solemn = serious
  • Why do they want life to be so solemn?
    p. 128.3
  • solemn = serious (without any sense of fun)
  • Wethersfield was not always a dull solemn place!
    p. 146.1
solemn = serious (with no sense of fun)
There are no more uses of "solemn" in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

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