Definitions

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  • adv. In a solemn manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a solemn manner; with gravity; seriously; formally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a solemn manner.
  • With impressive seriousness.
  • With all due form; ceremoniously; formally; regularly: as, this question has been solemnly decided in the highest courts.
  • With formal gravity, importance, or stateliness; with pompous or affected gravity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a grave and sedate manner

Etymologies

solemn +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He frowned instead, kneeling down to speak to the boy, no more than seven or eight, who faced them solemnly from the rubble. “We†™ re here to help, ” Headley assured him. “Are you hurt?

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  • And we pronounced the word solemnly, with a reverence that was almost mystic.

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  • In it my brother set forth that he had pledged his word solemnly and beyond recall to Ann and her parents, and entreated my lover to declare to the Tetzels and to his grand-uncle that henceforth and forever he renounced Ursula.

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  • Then, turning to the temple, he called solemnly and sternly to the madman, 'Thy hour is come! repent, confess, and save thy soul!'

    Antonina

  • Having delivered this speech, standing and with great gravity, solemnly emphasizing the Latin words, and particularly rolling out the last ones with deep and swelling tones, Ben whirled a summerset, gave a shout, and, followed by the others, started in a run for the play-ground.

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  • "But I call solemnly upon all countries to implement programs commensurate to recover sound fiscal situation."

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  • Augustin solemnly declares, that he has selected those miracles only which were publicly certified by the persons who were either the objects, or the spectators, of the power of the martyr.

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  • "intentions" subsequently executed, also in the selling of $27,000,000 worth of the stock when they had pledged their word solemnly to me in my capacity as protector of the people that they would sell but $5,000,000.

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  • One cannot condemn such abuses too strongly, because — let us again recall solemnly — the economy should be at the service of man.

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  • When President George W. Bush stood before the nation and told people in Minnesota that he and the federal government would help rebuild the 35W Mississippi River Bridge, many serious domestic policy experts nodded solemnly, which is serious-domestic-policy-expert speak for "Oh no, he didn't!"

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