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solemnly

[ sol-uhm-lee ]
/ ˈsɒl əm li /
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adverb

in a grave, sober, or mirthless fashion:She took me aside, solemnly laid her hand on my shoulder, and said, “You must keep all this going when I'm gone.”
in a gravely or somberly impressive manner; in a way that causes serious thoughts:We are solemnly reminded by this week’s events just how prevalent domestic violence still is.
in a serious, earnest, formal, or ceremonious manner:We watched the new doctors solemnly pledge to always be loyal to the welfare of the patients who come under their care.
in a way that is legally binding, as a declaration or agreement: I do solemnly swear or affirm that I requested and returned the absentee ballot, and that I have not and will not vote more than one ballot in this election.
in a way that involves religious forms or rites:The chapel was solemnly consecrated on the 25th of June, 1951.

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Origin of solemnly

OTHER WORDS FROM solemnly

o·ver·sol·emn·ly, adverbsem·i·sol·emn·ly, adverbsu·per·sol·emn·ly, adverbun·sol·emn·ly, adverb
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