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seriousness

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseriousnessse‧ri‧ous‧ness /ˈsɪəriəsnəs $ ˈsɪr-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 the quality of being serious2 in all seriousness
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seriousnessI approve the deadly seriousness, the piety, the need for something sacred in your life.They had the imagination of their times and the literal seriousness required for the absolute invention of their entire lives.Sometimes there was a new seriousness, the supple posture of childhood exchanged for squared shoulders and a stiff spine.He loved the look of seriousness that came over her face.These discussions are characterised by an increasing scope and depth as the issues are accorded greater philosophical seriousness.They agree about the seriousness of the crime statistics and the importance of full disclosure.Mr McDaid said he fully accepted the seriousness of what had happened but was standing by his son.In conclusion, though there is no denying the seriousness of the problem, many questions still remain unanswered.
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