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Definitions of "solemn"
- Deeply earnest, serious, and sober. adjective
- Somberly or gravely impressive. See Synonyms at serious. adjective
- Performed with full ceremony: a solemn High Mass. adjective
- Invoking the force of religion; sacred: a solemn vow. adjective
- Gloomy; somber. adjective
- Deeply serious and somber. adjective
- Somberly impressive. adjective
- Performed with great ceremony. adjective
- Sacred. adjective
- Gloomy or sombre. adjective
- Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred. adjective
- Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal. adjective
- Stately; ceremonious; grand. adjective
- Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout. adjective
- Real; earnest; downright. adjective
- Affectedly grave or serious. adjective
- Made in form; ceremonious; ; conforming with all legal requirements. adjective
- Recurring yearly; annual.
- Marked by religious rites or ceremonious observances; connected with religion; sacred; also, marked by special ritual or ceremony.
The word "solemn" in example sentences
But he gave what he called a solemn pledge: "We will hold ourselves responsible to do what it takes, as long as it takes, to stop this catastrophe, to repair the damage and to keep this region on its feet.". [Effort to Plug Well Hangs in Balance]
His expression solemn, he pulled the strip of plaid from behind his shoulder and draped the end over their joined hands.. [Ransom]
This opening round of hospitality completed, he seemed at a loss, his expression solemn.. [Remember Me, Irene]
Bradford nodded, trying his damnedest to keep his expression solemn.. [Rebellious Desire]
"That's what I call a solemn promise," exclaimed Tom, as Nanny concluded the prescribed speech.. [Harper's Young People, February 10, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly]
She even laid aside her usual quiet undemonstrativeness, and petted and made much of me, though she laughed a little at what she called my solemn face.. [Esther : a book for girls]
On Monday, the Family Leader released a response by Mr. Gingrich, who gave what he called a solemn vow "to defend and strengthen the family.". [NYT > Home Page]
Earlier we told you that Limbaugh - in what he called a solemn tribute - honored the late Gordon Dancy.. [Latest Articles]
In empires of eternal form, he never lived, a marble bust, in solemn air, august in strife, inert and noble, wreathed in gilt of autumn leaves.. [Archive 2009-07-01]
"You win," he said in solemn ecstasy, and passed his arms around her.. [CHAPTER XIII]
Quietly, in solemn silence, each with his one arm aided the one arm of the other in rolling and tying his bundle.. [THE PRINCESS]
Family members and friends of the dead read their names in solemn roll calls at each site as bells tolled.. [Obama on 9/11: 'No words can ease the ache of your hearts']
And there's the moment in solemn liturgies when all the candles are lit: those in the chandeliers and in the central corona; and then the first are made to swing widely, while the great corona is spun on its axis.. [Pentecost in the East]
The House of Lords measured 100 feet by 50 feet, and was decorated in solemn hues of gold and crimson, with lofty stained-glass windows depicting the past kings and queens of England.. [2009 June | Edwardian Promenade]
I read her articles feverishly, nodding my head in solemn confirmation of her thoughts on machismo - an all too familiar characteristic of Mexican men that I was only beginning to understand.. [Where in the World is Amy Gray Kirkcaldy? - Adjusting to life in Mexico]
He suggested only that he thought it generally better and more graceful, not crucial, to place the preposition before its relative "in solemn and elevated" writing.. [Ending with a preposition | Living the Liminal]