• Pharaoh Gives Solemn Audience to One of His Ministers
    Pharaoh Gives Solemn Audience to One of His Ministers
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solemnizer One who solemnizes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solemnizer One who solemnizes; one who performs a solemn rite. Also spelled solemniser.
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  • John Ruskin
    “Of all God's gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.”
  • Petra Kelly
    Petra Kelly
    “We, the generation that faces the next century, can add the solemn injunction that if we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.”
  • Lionel Strachey
    Lionel Strachey
    “A brilliant epigram is a solemn platitude gone to a masquerade ball.”
  • Queen Victoria
    “A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “Call the bald man, Boy; make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.”


In literature:

I was not in a state of mind to note such a fact, and have since striven hard to forget most that occurred in that solemn interview.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
Their responses in the litany were solemn and regular.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The frequent and solemn repetition of this distinction by God proclaims his infinite regard.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The distant and solemn manners of my master seemed to have annihilated my constitutional gaiety.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
That man, my dear, must be a solemn villain.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
These are very solemn and instructive.
"The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young" by Richard Newton
She had now made to him a solemn promise than which no words could be more binding.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Miss Wilkeson, in her solemn state opposite the boiled chickens, was hardly less social.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
As soon as its solemn chime was heard, every one quitted the forest and returned home.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
Deep solemnity rested on his visage, which presented a very strange contrast to the countenances that surrounded him.
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones

In poetry:

Below me roar the rocking pines,
Before me spreads the lake
Whose long and solemn-sounding waves
Against the sunset break.
"On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Father! in that solemn hour,
When his spirit leaves its clay,
Take him, by the Gospel's power,
To his rest in endless day.
"Hymns For Ordination and Installation XI" by John Pierpont
And the convent bell did vespers tell,
Newbattle's oaks among,
And mingled with the solemn knell
Our Ladye's evening song:
"The Gray Brother" by Sir Walter Scott
Madonna Mary! Here she lives!
See how my sun has wrapped her in!
O solemn sun! O maiden face!
O joy that never knoweth sin!
"Only A Chromo" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
For something viewlessly around
Of solemn influence dwelt,
In the soft gloom and whispery sound,
Not to be told, but felt;
"The Spanish Chapel" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Somewhere on this earthly planet
In the dust of flowers to be,
In the dewdrop, in the sunshine,
Sleeps a solemn day for me.
"A Common Thought" by Henry Timrod

In news:

Neil Armstrong 's Solemn but Not Sad Memorial at the National Cathedral.
Hundreds of people stood along the route of a soldier's coffin in a solemn Veterans Day observance in western New York, while others gathered at a veterans' cemetery in Saratoga County.
From across Lakewood, residents gathered to observe with solemnity Veterans Day.
Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Paddy Solemn and the Desperate Chancer.
The Field of Flags at Warren County Memorial Park serves as a solemn reminder of the lives lost during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Just before sunset on a low hill in Nairobi's safari park, some 50 religious leaders stood in a solemn circle around a pit containing the charred remains of 13 tons of elephant ivory burned to keep it out of poachers ' hands.
Little Rock Air Force Base Heritage Park was a solemn sea of red, white and blue with 1,400 miniature American flags marking Flag Day Thursday.
Most of the chants found here are Prefaces for specific Sundays and solemnities during the seasons of the year.
Toby Harnden says Obama failed at his most solemn duty (Telegraph).
Among the hundreds of classic cars and trucks on Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn Friday night, a solemn ceremony born out of the grief of a nation will mark the 10-year anniversary.
The Sean and Richie Show want to commemorate Memorial Day in a very special way and we'd like you to tell us who you are remembering on this most solemn and patriotic occasion.
Opening ceremony emphasizes whimsy over solemnity.
Salzburg hosts solemn ERA general assembly.
There was no disguising the subdued, even solemn, mood of Europe's regional airlines as they gathered for their annual general assembly in Salzburg , Austria, from October 1 to 3.

In science:

The majestic face, with the almond shaped eye and the elegant profile, has a pensive expression which reveals the solemnity of the moment.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings