"It were hard to say," replied Mr. Raymount with some seriousness.
Dick went on speaking with a seriousness suited to the magnitude of his interests.
His surprise would have been ludicrous but for the seriousness of the situation to all concerned.
Notwithstanding, she possessed in full the Brontë seriousness, the Brontë strength of will.
I mean to say, it could hardly have ...