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  • Twain said that such single-voiced dialogue produced “one of the solemnest curiosities of modern life.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • Scholar, screenwriter, novelist and corduroy-jacket-wearing babe-magnet; the writer we all wish and imagine ourselves to be; the grand seigneur, il penseroso, and one of the smartest, funniest, richest, solemnest, most multilingual creatures in all of contemporary fiction.

    Book Review Roundup

  • Sultan in his kingdom and carried off his wife, the Queen Sophia; nor did this suffice her, but she must put another cheat on us and cut the throat of my brother Sharrkan and indeed I have bound myself and sworn by the solemnest oaths that there is no help but I take blood wit from her.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I consider that a conversation by telephone — when you are simply sitting by and not taking any part in that conversation — is one of the solemnest curiosities of this modern life.

    Technology & Innovation

  • Now within a few days was the body of Baudoin laid in earth in the chapel of the castle; and in the solemnest of fashions was the burial done.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • A certain person charges me, in the solemnest way, not to talk of

    Bleak House

  • I gave her the solemnest assurances that she should not be invaded in her new lodgings by any body; and said that I would particularly engage my honour, that the person who had most offended her should not come near her, without her own consent.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And here I will take the solemnest oath that can be offered me —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The men in the cave might butcher me out of hand, or Laputa might think my behaviour a sufficient warrant for the breach of the solemnest vow.

    Prester John

  • She said a great deal more to the same purpose, and then, having pressed me to be free with her, and promised in the solemnest manner to be secret, she stopped a little, as if waiting to see what impression it made on me, and what I would say.

    Moll Flanders

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