Sentence Examples


  • With due solemnity (super majus altare) they swore to withdraw their allegiance from the king and to make war upon him, unless within a stated time he restored to them their rightful laws and liberties.
  • We may observe how even a very primitive people such as the Arunta of Australia behaves with the greatest solemnity at its ceremonies, and professes to be made "glad" and "strong" thereby; whilst of his countrymen, whom he would not trust to pray in private, Plato testifies that in the temples during the sacrificial prayers "they show an intense earnestness and with eager interest talk to the Gods and beseech them" (Laws, 887).
  • Humor will break up the solemnity of an occasion, or provide a welcome moment of light relief.
  • The pictures captured the solemnity of this day.
  • Affected by the solemnity of the scene, there was a wondering gaze of incredulous curiosity in his countenance.

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