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Noun1.solemness - a trait of dignified seriousness
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
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Humor of life, solemness of its loss, and the heroes who make it happen, "The Odditorium" is a fine assortment of short fiction, very much recommended.
THE solemness of Richard Scudamore as he announced peace between two football managers sounded like he'd established the Middle East road-map.
The solemness of the occasion was broken only by the muffled sobs ofAmy's former classmates from nearby Lord Silkin School.