Vocabulary Mapping

Word: solemnly

In the book: "'I am dazed. I am dazzled with so much light. I am grateful to you, you so clever woman. Madame' - he said this very solemnly - 'if ever Abraham Van Helsing can do anything for you or yours, you must let me know.'"

Contextual definiton: in a serious way

Part of speech: adjective

Dictionary defintion: not cheerful or smiling; serious

Two synonyms: grave, sober

Sentence: Everyone at the funeral lowered their heads solemnly, as the marine was about to be buried.

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