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This not-so-solemn memento is characteristic of Target Gallery’s 18-artist “A Year In,” a 2020-2021 time capsule curated by Nancy Daly.
IN THE GALLERIES: SEQUENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHS CREATES A GRAPHIC CONTINUITYMARK JENKINSAUGUST 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The officers were told there would be a ceremony at halftime, Fanone says—a solemn procession of honor and reverence, the sort of thing we do to create heroes in America.
WHAT MIKE FANONE CAN'T FORGETMOLLY BALLAUGUST 5, 2021TIME
As elected lawmakers, we have a solemn duty and obligation to develop and enact policies that will permanently end the unhoused crisis.
I LIVED IN MY CAR AND NOW I’M IN CONGRESS. WE NEED TO SOLVE AMERICA’S HOUSING CRISIS.CORI BUSHJULY 30, 2021TIME
It was an impromptu, solemn gesture to acknowledge racial inequalities in America.
HOW DO AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT THE ANTHEM AT SPORTING EVENTS? IT DEPENDS WHICH AMERICANS YOU ASK.MICHAEL LEE, SCOTT CLEMENT, EMILY GUSKINMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s an inherent goofiness to dog clothing that could seem disrespectful at solemn events, for instance, or professional workplaces.
THE CASE FOR DRESSING YOUR DOG IN GOOFY OUTFITSBLAIR BRAVERMANAPRIL 11, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
This, however, is Alison Lurie, who never confuses the serious with the solemn.
ALISON LURIE, PULITZER-WINNING NOVELIST OF MORDANT WIT AND BOUNDLESS EMPATHY, DIES AT 94PHOEBE CONNELLYDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
However solemn the content, the experience is like watching television.
MISS MANNERS: PEOPLE AT HOME ACTING AS THOUGH THEY’RE AT HOMEJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
They were just about to celebrate tabagie, or a solemn feast, over his last farewell.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SOLEMN

  • aristocratic
  • august
  • courtly
  • decorous
  • distinguished
  • distingué
  • eminent
  • formal
  • grand
  • grave
  • great
  • highbrow
  • highfalutin
  • imperial
  • imperious
  • lofty
  • magisterial
  • magnificent
  • nifty
  • noble
  • prideful
  • proud
  • refined
  • regal
  • reserved
  • respected
  • solemn
  • somber
  • stately
  • superior
  • upright
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