STERN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of stern
Definition:
a. hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character; firm or unyielding
Example:
The Commission's report is meant to fire a stern warning at the payments card industry.
Sentence in Classic:
He ceased to shake his clasped hands and, resting them against his forehead, looked right and left of them keenly at his listeners out of his dark stern eyes.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
I went to the stern and tried to decipher the legend upon it but, failing to do so, I came back and examined the foreign sailors to see had any of them green eyes for I had some confused notion.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
On the one side a great crag towered up a thousand feet or more, black, stern, and menacing, with long basaltic columns upon its rugged surface like the ribs of some petrified monster.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Holmes was endeavouring to utter a few words of consolation and to explain the alarm which had been caused to his friends by his sudden disappearance when there was a step upon the stairs, and there was the heavy, stern, questioning face of Dr.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
We struck for the stern of the texas, and found it, and then scrabbled along forwards on the skylight, hanging on from shutter to shutter, for the edge of the skylight was in the water.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
When Levin darted up to Kitty her face was no longer stern; her eyes looked at him with the same sincerity and friendliness, but Levin fancied that in her friendliness there was a certain note of deliberate composure.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Vronsky was continually conscious of the necessity of never for a second relaxing the tone of stern official respectfulness, that he might not himself be insulted.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Her enormous figure stood erect, her powerful arms hanging down (she had handed her reticule to the countess), and only her stern but handsome face really joined in the dance.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre looked at that aged, stern, motionless, almost lifeless face and moved his lips without uttering a sound.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Nicholas, with a stern and serious air which showed that now was no time for attending to trifles, went past Natasha and Petya who were trying to tell him something.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
All she could see was that his former stern and determined expression had altered to one of timidity and submission.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context