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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Uncompromising resolution; The quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding.

Usage examples (36)
  • The sternness of his surroundings made him uncomfortable
  • A poor unhappy fool that can not face life's sternness, that is crying out to escape his duty!
  • The sternness is a definite act and I don’t think I did misread him.
  • Yet she said this with a kind of sternness that somehow belied it — a click of the voice, as it were. for more
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