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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In an exacting or uncompromising manner

Usage examples (34)
  • `No,' she said sternly
  • Then she called sternly to her straying imagination.
  • I made a quick comment of reprimand (merely saying his name sternly), and his instant, reflexive reaction was to say
  • Mr. Butefish called sternly for, "One more couple this way!" for more
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