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  • noun Plural form of sternness.

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Examples

  • "Why," said the youth, smiling, and taking her hand in reply, "why should I fear to linger in a region, where one so much more alive to its sternnesses than myself may yet dare to abide?

    Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia

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