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stern
 a.  hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character; firm or unyielding
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The door of her parents' bedroom was slightly ajar and, before she could knock, Ellen's voice, low but stern, came to her ears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  If Charles had inherited any of the qualities of the stern, fearless, hot-tempered soldier who had been his father, they had been obliterated in childhood by the ladylike atmosphere in which he had been reared.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  But instead of discharging Mammy or being short and stern with her, Rhett treated her with the utmost deference, with far more courtesy than he treated any of the ladies of Scarlett's recent acquaintance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
4  Louisa Bry is a stern task-master: I often used to wish myself back with the Gormers.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
5  The schooner was run into the wind, and while the hands were clearing away the stern boat, Queequeg, stripped to the waist, darted from the side with a long living arc of a leap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
6  On the after side, or side next the stern of the ship, is a comfortable seat, with a locker underneath for umbrellas, comforters, and coats.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
7  But as he did so, the oarsmen expectantly desisted from rowing; the boat drifted a little towards the ship's stern; so that, as if by magic, the letter suddenly ranged along with Gabriel's eager hand.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
8  But the fagged whale abated his speed, and blindly altering his course, went round the stern of the ship towing the two boats after him, so that they performed a complete circuit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
9  While yet some distance from the Pequod, she rounded to, and dropping a boat, her captain was impelled towards us, impatiently standing in the bows instead of the stern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
10  Instantly Starbuck and Queequeg changed places; Starbuck taking the stern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
11  So cried Ahab, once more hailing a ship showing English colours, bearing down under the stern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
12  In a moment he was standing in the boat's stern, and the Manilla men were springing to their oars.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
13  A great rolling sea, dashing high up against the reeling ship's high teetering side, stove in the boat's bottom at the stern, and left it again, all dripping through like a sieve.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
14  They went towards the extreme stern, on the ship's lee side, where the deck, with the oblique energy of the wind, was now almost dipping into the creamy, sidelong-rushing sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
15  Nail down the lid; caulk the seams; pay over the same with pitch; batten them down tight, and hang it with the snap-spring over the ship's stern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 126. The Life-Buoy.
Example Sentence:
1  The well-known face was there: stern, relentless as ever - there was that peculiar eye which nothing could melt.
2  The Commission's report is meant to fire a stern warning at the payments card industry.
3  Miss Minchin's demeanor was so stern and forbidding that she could quell any unrest among her students with one intimidating glance.
4  The well-known face was there: stern, relentless as ever -- there was that peculiar eye which nothing could melt, and the somewhat raised, imperious, despotic eyebrow.
5  When her stern father would not relent and allow her to marry Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett eloped with her suitor.
6  To most men, experience is like the stern light of a ship which il-luminates only the track it has passed.
7  Mr Straw issued a stern warning to those who persist in violence.
8  The stern was embellished with carvings in red and blue.
9  Even one minute's lateness would earn a stern rebuke.
10  His is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon.
11  The chair sternly rebuked the audience for their laughter.