solemn word


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solemn word

noun
A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing:
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Yea," answered Sir Richard, "I do pledge thee my most solemn word, as a true knight, that it is all the money I have in the world.
These solemn words, which had been read at his father's grave, arose in his mind as he went down the dark streets, among the heavy shadows, with the moon and the clouds sailing on high above him.
To Tess's sense there was, just at first, a ghastly BIZARRERIE, a grim incongruity, in the march of these solemn words of Scripture out of such a mouth.
Clare stood beside it,--looked vacantly down; he saw them lower the little coffin; he heard, dimly, the solemn words, "I am the resurrection and the Life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live;" and, as the earth was cast in and filled up the little grave, he could not realize that it was his Eva that they were hiding from his sight.
In her solemn word on the occasion, Miriam Skaff, the widow of late Elias Skaff, said that "the Bloc's hand is stretched to everyone" yet rejects any hand that attempts to whip the Bloc's free decision.
This life in all its magnificence, Smitten, the beholder's innocence, The purest, sinless of all things, Joyful inner inspiration brings, Nothing exists that's seen or heard I vouch this upon my solemn word, My heart melts as my soul inside, Tears of love, honour to abide, My miracle, my wondrous dawn Holding on to me, mine own newborn.
They gave me their solemn word that my family and I would be safe in Pakistan and I would like to convey my gratitude to both of them and the Government of Pakistan for its assurances to me and my family, he said.
I never dreamed Jacksonville would have a Mayor who would claim to speak for voters by giving his solemn word that the City would turn over Cecil Field to the Navy -- only to renege on that promise a few weeks later, turning down more than 31,000 new jobs and thumbing his nose at a $2.
It is true that none of you could resist even a single solemn word about Roberto's exemplary cultural work or a brief tribute as a more-than-deserved eulogy for all his virtues.
107) Here, too, the rather solemn word "periodus" is used ironically: in another colloquy (413, line 57) it denotes a cycle spanning several centuries.