adjective, stern·er, stern·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sternsternly, adverbsternness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for stern
He opens up to Marlow Stern about music, Hollywood, and more.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle|Marlow Stern|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Buress went on The Howard Stern Show to talk about the Cosby story.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But at the end of the day, as a governor, you have to be stern and there are decisions you have to make.Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I like to end columns with a potential policy fix, some kind of suggested action, or at least a stern finger-wagging.
After a stern media backlash, Dunham decided to pay her opening acts and, predictably, all was forgiven.
He had meted out stern justice to his own son, when he had banished big Reginald to South America; but he had his virtues.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Her stern was towards him, and all he saw of her was the ironical legend, “Cure your Corns.”The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
As it came near, it proved to be the clock, with a sail hoisted, and the Goblin sitting complacently in the stern.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
As he read, a look of surprise came over his face, and then his countenance grew stern and grim.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
As Louis spoke with the stern calmness of a divorced heart, Wharton became other than he had ever seen him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for stern (1 of 3)
Derived forms of sternsternly, adverbsternness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stern (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for stern (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with stern
see from soup to nuts (stem to stern).