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 for solemn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solemn \Sol"emn\, a. [OE. solempne, OF. solempne, L. solemnis,
     solennis, sollemnis, sollennis; sollus all, entire + annus a
     year; properly, that takes place every year; -- used
     especially of religious solemnities. Cf. Silly, Annual.]
     1. Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or
        connected with, religion; sacred.
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              His holy rites and solemn feasts profaned. --Milton.
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              The worship of this image was advanced, and a solemn
              supplication observed everry year.    --Bp.
                                                    Stillingfleet.
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     2. Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal. [Obs.] "On this
        solemn day." --Chaucer.
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     3. Stately; ceremonious; grand. [Archaic]
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              His feast so solemn and so rich.      --Chaucer.
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              To-night we hold a splemn supper.     --Shak.
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     4. Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by
        seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise;
        solemn earnestness.
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              Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage
              With solemn touches troubled thoughts. --Milton.
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              There reigned a solemn silence over all. --Spenser.
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     5. Real; earnest; downright. [Obs. & R.]
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              Frederick, the emperor, . . . has spared no expense
              in strengthening this city; since which time we find
              no solemn taking it by the Turks.     --Fuller.
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     6. Affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face.
        "A solemn coxcomb." --Swift.
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     7. (Law) Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war;
        conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in
        solemn form. --Burrill. --Jarman. --Greenleaf.
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     Solemn League and Covenant. See Covenant, 2.
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     Syn: Grave; formal; ritual; ceremonial; sober; serious;
          reverential; devotional; devout. See Grave.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  solemn
      adj 1: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed
             to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet
             sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn
             promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced
             sentence" [syn: grave, sedate, sober, solemn]
      2: characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity
         of your opinions; "both sides were deeply in earnest, even
         passionate"; "an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"; "a film
         with a solemn social message" [syn: earnest, sincere,
         solemn]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  213 Moby Thesaurus words for "solemn":
     Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, admiring, adorant, adoring,
     apotheosizing, arid, aristocratic, august, awe-inspiring, awed,
     awesome, awestricken, awestruck, barren, believing, black, blah,
     blank, bleak, bloated, bloodless, bombastic, celebrating,
     celebrative, ceremonial, ceremonious, characterless, cold,
     colorless, commemorating, commemorative, conventional, courtly,
     cultish, cultist, cultistic, dark, dead, decorous, deifying,
     demure, devoted, devotional, devout, dignified, dismal, divine,
     draggy, drear, drearisome, dreary, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty,
     dutiful, earnest, ecclesiastical, effete, elephantine, elevated,
     empty, etiolated, fade, faithful, fatal, fateful, flat, flatulent,
     formal, formidable, frowning, full, funebrial, funereal, gassy,
     gloomy, glum, grand, grandiloquent, grave, gray, grim, grim-faced,
     grim-visaged, hallowed, heavy, hero-worshiping, hieratic, ho-hum,
     hollow, holy, idolatrous, idolizing, imploring, important,
     imposing, impressive, in awe, in the dust, inane, inexcitable,
     inflated, insipid, inspiring, jejune, kingly, leaden, lifeless,
     liturgic, liturgical, lofty, long-faced, lordly, low-spirited,
     magisterial, magnificent, majestic, memorial, mirthless, moderate,
     momentous, morbid, morose, moving, no-nonsense, noble,
     on bended knee, ostentatious, overwhelming, pale, pallid,
     pedestrian, pietistic, pious, plenary, plodding, pointless, poky,
     pompous, ponderous, pontifical, portentous, prayerful, precative,
     precatory, princely, prostrate before, queenly, regal, religious,
     reserved, reverent, reverential, ritual, ritualistic, royal,
     sacerdotal, sacramental, sacred, saturnine, sedate, self-important,
     serious, slow, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, somber, sombrous,
     spiritless, staid, stately, statuesque, sterile, stiff, stilted,
     stodgy, stone-faced, straight-faced, stuffy, sublime, superficial,
     suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory, swollen, taciturn, tasteless,
     tedious, temperate, theistic, thoughtful, triste, tumid, turgid,
     unlively, unsmiling, vapid, venerable, venerational, venerative,
     weariful, wearisome, weary, weighty, well-mannered, wooden,
     worshipful, worshiping, worthy
  
  

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