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.

    50 years later, we're still ignoring Ike's warning

  • 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!

    Echoes of the Week

  • 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.

    Devereux — Volume 06


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