from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not solemn.
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The speech would become a solemn moment in a decidedly unsolemn time, offering sober warnings for a nation giddy with newfound prosperity, infatuated with youth and glamour, and aiming increasingly for the easy life.
But he was also wary of it, he was hesitant, he wanted to say something unsolemn because anything about his father made him apprehensive.
Because, forsooth, an American counsel chooses to assert that England and the United States are in a "mixed and unsolemn state of war" a man, in whose possession the hat and watch of a murdered man were found, and to whom his watch-chain was traced, and whose own coat sleeve was wet with blood, is not to be given up to stand a fair trial!
I remember well that this bewildering yet not unsolemn reflection, or rather fancy, was in my mind, as, after the absence of many years, I saw myself hastening to the home of my boyhood, and cherishing the fiery hope of there avenging the doom of that love which I had there conceived.