Thesaurus / more serious


Mothers liked his animation and ready gallantry; fathers found him equally responsive on more serious matters of conversation.

Stephen A. DouglasAllen Johnson

The serious face of the lawyer was more serious than ever: his long upper lip trembled a little.

The Wizard's Son, vol. 3Margaret Oliphant

Andrew was not going on a shooting cruise; it was some more serious business.

A similar scheme was advocated in yet more serious earnest by M. Hermite in the early eighties.

These stories have had a more serious purpose than merely to amuse.

In the FogRichard Harding Davis

There was something humiliating in this, he was obliged to acknowledge; and, what was more serious, it was alarming.

He prayed for skill in his dancing lessons, because he wanted to have more time for more serious studies.

Their haughty scowl plainly told that they were ready to wipe out the insult in a different and more serious manner.

People who tolerate it generally tolerate uncleanliness in other forms, more serious though less apparent.

First-class cricket has become more formal, more serious and more spectacular.

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