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adverb as in sedately

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In most of the seven self-portraits at Connersmith, Jessica Maria Hopkins gazes directly, and solemnly, at the viewer.

She was taken aback when he examined her with his toy stethoscope and responded, solemnly, “Not well, you’ve got coronavirus.”

On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff selection committee will solemnly announce its first weekly rankings of 2020.

He’s reading from a pulpit, bowing his head in prayer, or standing solemnly in front of a church’s stained-glass window.

You’re solemnly going through the remains at the concentration camp.

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In America: The National Catholic Review, for example, John Nassivera solemnly intones that ectogenesis is “a very serious thing.”

Four white-gloved cops in dress uniform solemnly carried in the tiny coffin.

These are not folks coming to solemnly worship during the several visiting hours open to non-Muslims.

Colleague John Guy shook hands solemnly with Zimmerman's counsel and murmured, "Congratulations."

“We celebrated mass publicly together and hugged solemnly,” Jalics would recall.

"They're great pink birds, without any feathers on 'em," replied the Hole-keeper, solemnly.

Now he was wagging his head solemnly, pulling his beard, and over and over repeating, "But hens is contrary—hens is contrary."

In the old house at the end of the street another light is blinking solemnly.

In Covenanting, if God's covenant has been laid hold on before, it is then again solemnly acceded to or renewed.

"All Ike's property to-day ain't as val'able to me now as that cent was then," Mr. Holmes answered solemnly.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to solemnly, such as: earnestly, soberly, gravely, impressively, and seriously.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.