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  • The meaning of "Solemn" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. It is an event, statement, or mood that is very serious and somber. It may be a very formal situation, such as in a ceremony, or it can indicate that the intentions of the participant(s) are heartfelt and sincere. I made a solemn vow never to eat meat again. (serious decision) The senator gave a solemn speech about the dangers of tyranny. (serious tone) The reverend conducted the service with a solemn dignity. (reserved and serious)

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    2. "Privy to" means you have private access to, it is often considered secretive. the word comes from the French word for private. There is still in the UK a "privy council" which ensures information is shared around certain people in the government, opposition, other civil servants and the queen whom the privy council is there to inform.

  • Example sentences using "Solemn"

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    2. Funerals are usually a solemn occasion, but sometimes people will insist that their funeral be a party. They don't want their friends to be sad. adjective: serious, sober, or mirthless, 

  • Similar words to "Solemn" and their differences

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    2. Solemn could be described as being depressed or sad, while serious means more direct or focused.

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    2. divine (adjective) - godly or godlike. A "divine song" would be a song sung by a god, or perhaps a song that was so great, it is compared to what a god would sing or create. The nature of the song can be anything. If Lady Gaga was a god, then "Bad Romance" would be a divine song. solemn (adjective) - formal, dignified, ceremonial hymn (noun) - a religious song A "solemn hymn" is a religious song that has the character of being very serious/formal. So, Gregorian chants would qualify as solemn hymns. I would not consider the gospel hymns sung in Southern Baptist churches as solemn, however, due to their spirited nature.

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    2. These words are completely different. "Majestic" means something is graceful or beautiful. It comes from "majesty", which means "royalty". "Solemn" means something is serious, formal, and sincere. There's sometimes a bit of a sad aspect to it. "Sublime" isn't a very common word anymore, but it means something like "amazing", "wonderful" or "fantastic".

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    2. yes that makes sense :)

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    2. "i think i'm going crazy"

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    2. Today is Graduation Day. I was very lucky to be able to record this special ceremony as a photographer. What impressed me the most was what I noticed while a teacher read a letter of thanks. Everyone was listening carefully and all the students looked at their parents. They observed them seriously and saw them in a way that they never saw them before. I saw tears dropping slowly from their eyes. Suddenly, someone hugged their parents and said, "I love you." I hurriedly snapped a picture to record the moment. When I looked up, I found all the students hugging their parents tightly and saying "I love you." Their parents responded with tears. I kept filming, trying to capture this beautiful moment. "Excuse me, this is a gift for you." I found the student after the ceremony and gave him the photo. "Thank you!" He gladly received the photo. "May I ask how you felt about graduation?" "Sure!" He smiled, "During the graduation, I suddenly understood my parents. I should become independent, not as wild as before. It's time for me to care for my parents and use my own actions to set them at ease. In June, I will take the entrance examination for college. I hope to study harder than before and be admitted to my dream school." "Believe in yourself, you can do it," I encouraged him. Though I haven't graduated yet, as a spectator, I could see the process and hear the seniors' feelings, which make me excited for my graduation. I was moved by the ceremony. It bears witness to our growth, indicating that we have already become adults and are no longer children. It gives us more responsibility and let's us understand struggles for ourselves. We should pursue our goals, even though the road ahead is rough.

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    2. Use the word Serious instead of solemn...

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    2. Last year, I had a chance at the most amazing experience on the beautiful beach of Khanh Hoa Province, Nha Trang beach, with my lovely family. Friday morning, we left my for the airport and got on the airplane in order to have a fast trip. That evening, we landed in Nha Trang and moved to Vinpearl Land. The next day, we went swimming on the beach, saw the nice coral reefs and ate some aboriginal seafood. On Sunday, we went around to enjoy the beauty of the beach by a cable car. Nha Trang is such a beautiful place with endless sandy beaches and cool water, beautiful coconut trees running along the beaches, solemn and well-designed pagodas with special sculptures. We also visited some famous place such as: Long Son Pagoda, Yangbay Waterfall, and Palace of Emperor Bao Dai. I took a lot of beautiful pictures and bought some of the souvenirs. Early Monday morning, we went back home and finished our wonderful holiday. It is a really lifechanging trip which I cannot forget, so I really want to visit this awesome beach again soon." Try to find more impressive words for "awesome" and "amazing", it will make you seem like you have a great vocabulary. Everything was well written, good job.

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