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  • as inseriously
  • as inseverely

synonyms for sternly

  • actively
  • earnestly
  • passionately
  • sincerely
  • vigorously
  • gravely
  • all joking aside
  • cool it
  • cut the comedy
  • determinedly
  • down
  • fervently
  • for real
  • in all conscience
  • in all seriousness
  • in earnest
  • intently
  • purposefully
  • resolutely
  • sedately
  • simmer down
  • soberly
  • solemnly
  • straighten out
  • thoughtfully
  • with a straight face
  • with forethought
  • with sobriety
  • zealously
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antonyms for sternly

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  • casually
  • lightly
  • minor
  • compassionately
  • lightly
  • mildly
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How to use sternly in a sentence

As a dogsledder, one of the biggest misconceptions I’ve encountered is that I must be made of sterner stuff than other people, or that I simply don’t mind being cold.
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO STAYING WARM OUTSIDEBLAIR BRAVERMANDECEMBER 10, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Stern wrote that the Justice seemed highly critical of “sweeping restrictions” the various governmental jurisdictions nationwide have implemented as they battle the pandemic.
ALITO CONDEMNS OBERGEFELL IN FEDERALIST SOCIETY SPEECHBRODY LEVESQUENOVEMBER 13, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Born near Auvergne, Stern didn’t learn about feminism growing up.
THE FIREBRAND BEHIND A PARISIAN FEMINIST MOVEMENTFIONA ZUBLINNOVEMBER 4, 2020OZY
After that, Stern moved to Marseille, which is where she started gluing messages to walls.
THE FIREBRAND BEHIND A PARISIAN FEMINIST MOVEMENTFIONA ZUBLINNOVEMBER 4, 2020OZY
A dose of federal cash from the CARES Act has helped Lawrence County, but a coming budget crunch in localities across the country — as Washington negotiations stall on another round of aid — will likely be Cramblit’s sternest test to come.
WHY A MILLENNIAL OHIO MAYOR COULD SIGNAL A BLUE WAVENICK FOURIEZOSOCTOBER 29, 2020OZY
And now, almost without knowing it, he spoke sternly, and his dark face was full of condemnation.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
“Let no one in,” said Longcluse sternly to the man, who locked the iron gate on their passing out.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
As they there stand for a minute under the lamp, Mr. Longcluse, gazing at him sternly from the stair, caught his eye.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
"You must promise never again to leave without permission, or this is your last scout with me," said Harry, sternly.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Here is a thing sternly condemned in the older thought as an economic impossibility.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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