Today’s vocab word is still commonly used in texts and conversation, which is different from a lot of the words we’ve featured throughout the book. Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 22 is…
Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘solemn’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.
(adj) formal, dignified, serious
Often related to religious ceremonies/traditions
a formal ceremony
- Language of Origin: Latin
- sollemnis = “regularly appointed, solemn”
- Straightforward sentence: The overall mood at the funeral was solemn, and the attendees rarely joked or laughed.
- Sentence from the chapter: “…he was crowned King of the Game-Cocks; his meaner title being at the same time solemnly cancelled and annulled…” (p. 137-138)
- Other forms: solemnities (n), solemnly (adv)
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