SOLEMN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SOLEMN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  serious and without any humour
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  There were dozens of war weddings in the County and there was little time for the sorrow of parting, for everyone was too busy and excited for either solemn thoughts or tears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
2  Behind her and her husband were the four Tarleton girls, their red locks indecorous notes in the solemn occasion, their russet eyes still looking like the eyes of vital young animals, spirited and dangerous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
3  He rose and went abruptly to the window and stood with his back to her, watching the solemn single file of ducks parade across the barnyard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
4  Her expensive frock of beaver-colored satin with rows, plasters, and pendants of solemn brown beads was intended for a woman twice her size.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
5  He flipped into bed with a solemn back-somersault and a ludicrous kick of his heels as he tucked his legs under the blankets.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
6  She was at Sunday morning service at the Baptist Church, in a solemn row with her husband, Hugh, Uncle Whittier, Aunt Bessie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
7  As spectators there assembled one youthful grocery clerk, stopping his Ford delivery wagon to stare from the seat, and one solemn small boy, tugging a smaller sister who had a careless nose.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
8  She saw Main Street in the dusty prairie sunset, a line of frontier shanties with solemn lonely people waiting for her, solemn and lonely as an old man who has outlived his friends.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
9  Before that time, she knew, a hundred generations of Carols will aspire and go down in tragedy devoid of palls and solemn chanting, the humdrum inevitable tragedy of struggle against inertia.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
10  But poorly could I withstand them, much as in other moods I was almost ready to smile at the solemn whimsicalities of that outlandish prophet of the wharves.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
11  'This is the priest, he brings you the Evangelists, said Don Sebastian, gravely, returning with a tall and solemn figure.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
12  Sometimes these tufts impart a rather brigandish expression to his otherwise solemn countenance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
13  Silent, slow, and solemn; bowing over still further his chronically broken back, he toiled away, as if toil were life itself, and the heavy beating of his hammer the heavy beating of his heart.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 112. The Blacksmith.
14  I felt the old pull of the earth, the solemn magic that comes out of those fields at nightfall.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: IV
15  Outside the circle of light in which she sat, the large dining-room looked solemn and shadowy.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXIV
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  The world leaders celebrated the year 2000 with a solemn pledge to reduce poverty and hunger by 2015.
2  Finally, his expression solemn, he replied, You are a complex woman, Annabel, despite the fact that you sometimes behave like an impulsive child.
3  Unfortunately, Tony and Tina have disparate notions of marriage: Tony sees it as a carefree extended love affair, while Tina sees it as a solemn commitment to build a family and a home.
4  This hilarity is improper on this solemn day of mourning.
5  A clock struck slowly in the house with a measured, solemn chime.
6  Her conduct during the funeral ceremony was staid and solemn.
7  The congregation being fully assembled, now, the bell rang once more, to warn laggards and stragglers, and then a solemn hush fell upon the church which was only broken by the tittering and whispering of the choir in the gallery.
8  "The secret of your birth! Do you mean to say - " "Gentlemen," says the young man, very solemn, "I will reveal it to you, for I feel I may have confidence in you."
9  She simply bowed, and took the thimble, looking as solemn as she could..
10  On this solemn day, the congregation responded to the prayers of the priest during the litany with fervor and intensity.
11  She usually had a smile on her face, but now she looked solemn.
12  All members had to swear a solemn oath never to reveal the secrets of the organization.
13  It had been a solemn and impressive ceremony and, whatever my uncertainties, I felt bound to respond.
14  'In that case,' said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, 'I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies--' .
15  Miss Ingram rose solemnly: "I go first," she said, in a tone which might have befitted the leader of a forlorn hope, mounting a breach in the van of his men.