He is intent on pursuing his own agenda and grappling with a serious crisis of financial institutions.
But getting cyclists to don a hard-shelled helmet, which can lessen the risks of serious injury, has been a global challenge.
By taking this building we want to show our demands to Kiev and to say that we are serious.
There was a moment when I felt that I better get serious as an author.
So he clearly has the potential to come to Washington and involve himself in a serious way in discussions.
The suggestion is worthy of the serious consideration of the Pophamites.
Says he's got some serious problems he'd like old Miguel's opinion on.
The Herr Doctor smiled graciously: 'This is, indeed, serious,' he said.
Let fiction, at least, cease with life, and let us be serious over the grave.
That, I fancy, is a serious lesson of history—and of philosophy.
mid-15c., "expressing earnest purpose or thought" (of persons), from Middle French sérieux "grave, earnest" (14c.), from Late Latin seriosus, from Latin serius "weighty, important, grave," probably from a PIE root *swer- (4) "heavy" (cf. Lithuanian sveriu "to weigh, lift," svarus "heavy;" Old English swære "heavy," German schwer "heavy," Gothic swers "honored, esteemed," literally "weighty"). As opposite of jesting, from 1712; as opposite of light (of music, theater, etc.), from 1762. Meaning "attended with danger" is from 1800.
serious se·ri·ous (sēr'ē-əs)
Being of such import as to cause anxiety, as of a physical condition.