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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solemness a trait of dignified seriousness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solemness Solemnness. "Some think he wanted solemnes ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solemness The state or character of being solemn; seriousness or gravity of manner; solemnity. Also solemnness.
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In literature:

Solem quis dicere falsum audeat?
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Morbo Gallico laborantes, exponunt ad solem ut morbus exsiccent.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Then came the long sweeps of a more solem harmony.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Now jine this on: 'An' I solem-ny sw'ar, s'welp me!
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
Theyr bodyes to the Jebet solemly ascende.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
Placuit tibi tollere solem Et tenebris tenebrare solum.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Solem quis dicere falsum Audeat?
"The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara" by John Dee
Nonne videtis solem ex cursu aerio deflectentem?
"Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards" by Evan Evans
You know what a solem looking chap he is naterally.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia" by Seba Smith
I don't beleave in fighting; i am solemly aginst it; but if a man gits teu fighting, i am also solemly aginst hiz gitting licked.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw

In poetry:

"Ze on thynge greves me," seid Robyne,
"And does my hert mych woo,
That I may not so solem day
To mas nor matyns goo.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
I' b'en a-kindo musin', as the feller says, and I'm
About o' the conclusion that they ain't no better time,
When you come to cipher on it, than the times we used to know
When we swore our first "dog-gone-it" sorto solem'-like and low!
"Romancin'" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

(AP Photo/University of Massachusetts Amherst, John Solem).
Beadle County Sheriff Doug Solem tells KOKK that 16-year-old Eduardo Valdez and 17-year-old Matthew Rainbow were detained Wednesday morning following a tip to authorities.
Despite the lack of medals at the elite level, on the recreational and collegiate level the sport is growing at a rate of about 10 percent a year, said Karen Solem Derringer, the publisher of The Rowers ' Almanac.
Solem says the jailer was taken to a local hospital.
"It's the end of our childhood," said Rebecca Solem, 18, one of about 50 or so Harry Potter fans lined up outside the Regal Issaquah 9 Theatre on July 14.
Beadle County Sheriff Doug Solem says 16-year-old Eduardo Valdez and 17-year-old Matthew Rainbow were detained Wednesday morning following a tip to authorities.
"Solemates", the first yacht to carry the technology.