How To Use Serious In A Sentence

  • The only seriously bad bit is that you become less agile and less strong. Times, Sunday Times
  • The results were disastrous, plunging the country into deep depression, with high unemployment, sharply falling living standards and serious political unrest.
  • I do not of course mean, Heaven forbid! that people should try to converse seriously; that results in the worst kind of dreariness, in feeling, as Stevenson said, that one has the brain of a sheep and the eyes of a boiled codfish. From a College Window
  • Moreover some parts of gain will devolute to Italian Red Cross seriously employed in the disastrous earthquake land that hit the middle lands of Italia few weeks ago. MacMegasite
  • My monitor fills with images of two men saluting, grinning thumbs up or looking dead serious.
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  • A fellow council worker, who had just got out of the vehicle and was standing close at the time of the impact, suffered serious injuries.
  • Hundreds of the aircraft are on order, but loss of the Northwest batch is a serious setback.
  • Fourthly, pay more attention to databank construction, take communication and cooperation seriously.
  • These frank statements suggest that he is sincere and serious about exposing the problems and proposing solutions.
  • This blogger is a seriously insecure woman who needs to examine her shaky sense of privilege before again attempting to write about transpeople. The Brave One Goes Crazy And Murders Weekend Box Office
  • More serious motoring offences such as uninsured driving would carry a £10 surcharge.
  • He did his final piece of serious work on Tuesday morning, which was grand, and we have just kept him ticking over with a couple of canters.
  • His second album released with Sony showed his talent as a serious music writer of original works.
  • When faced with serious disasters, countries often declare a formal state of emergency.
  • Of late, Wattal has been seriously looking outside the ambit of working with pop artists.
  • She listened some more and her expression grew serious. A Stitch Before Dying
  • Young people from welfare-dependent single-parent families just aren't artful dodgers ready to graduate into serious crime and a moral vacuum.
  • Any adult who says `Chrissie" when he means `Christmas", and ` mozzie " for `mosquito", is hard to take seriously. STAGE FRIGHT
  • They seemed to be in a serious mood, perhaps brooding on the deteriorating human behaviour that cannot see that he is cutting the same very branch that he is sitting on.
  • So they set up this fund to compensate victims in serious cases of abuse.
  • However, it's hard to be seriously annoyed when you have a cat snuggling you and giving you gentle licks, as mine just did.
  • Call me a moon-eyed dreamer: I still believe the work of the serious writer will be recognized for what it is, whether it takes place examples chosen only for clarity and expediency in Ambergris, or 351 West 52 St New York City Apt # D RIGHT NOW, dammit. Evil Monkey on Fantasy
  • Despite serious technical obstacles, space agency officials are considering whether to launch a Jupiter space probe powered entirely by sunlight.
  • The gorillas 'behaviour has strong similarities to the children's game tag, but is perhaps more like a playful exchange of punches that must be well-judged to ensure it does not escalate into a more serious fight. Gorillas learn about injustice and revenge by playing tag
  • Two-gig Pents, virtual keys, mondo bandwidth... seriously rad, my man. T2: INFILTRATOR
  • And evidently this time apart allowed the two to approach their partnership rejuvenated and ready for some serious woodshedding, as they reportedly recorded dozens of tracks before pruning down to these relatively lean 14 songs.
  • But this exclamation is hyperbole; we are not speaking in literal seriousness.
  • In the UK that is called conspiring to pervert the cause of justice and it's a very serious matter and I think the Metropolitan Police now have to look at this as a matter of urgency. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • In his book Reading, Writing, and the Hickory Stick, Dr. Irwin Hyman says that all of these punitive practices can leave a child with serious long-term aftereffects. How to Talk so Kids Can Learn
  • This was the most serious that I've ever seen Darius, even more serious then the lecture on birds and bees.
  • Fortunately, they were all reasonably priced; this could get seriously expensive if you're not careful!
  • However, if a serious duct injury is present, a chronic fistula may develop and require surgical intervention.
  • A Serious Man" draw from their writer-directors 'personal histories, while "Nine" reimagines Fellini's semiautobiographically impressionistic "8 as a musical. Variety.com
  • The communication was seriously disrupted by the storm.
  • But to be fair to him, he kept his aplomb and asked me, with great seriousness, if the representation was a true and proportionate likeness. GALILEE
  • After a half hour of ponderous, laugh-free, heavy dialogue, I reclassified Prizzi's Honor as a serious mob movie.
  • MPs said that the public had a right to know the identities of those convicted of the most serious offences. Times, Sunday Times
  • And yet, we have a whole bunch of people, serious, accomplished scientists, telling us that the seas will rise in some places while deserts will be created in others.
  • Somebody could come to serious harm and anyone doing it could suffer very serious health side-effects. The Sun
  • A young girl and her little brother were seriously hurt when a car ploughed into them on a crossing.
  • IBS does not lead to colon cancer or ulcerative colitis or any other serious diseases.
  • Freya Stratford had been seriously ill with the bile duct condition biliary atresia and doctors gave her just weeks to live unless a donor organ was found.
  • However, the decline in the Tokyo stock market, which has rendered many warrants worthless, may seriously damage the market.
  • NASA officials say they don't think a piece of tile that hit Discovery's belly during liftoff is a serious matter.
  • Unfortunately, no one took my messages seriously.
  • Only in 1920 after Moscow cleared Russian chauvinists out of leadership of the Ukrainian Communist Party did the new Soviet administration seriously address aspirations for self-determination.
  • There are about 7,000 such maladies, most of them serious, that have few or no drugs to treat them, from adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare head and neck cancer, to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, which is associated with a tumor that causes the production of high levels of stomach acid. Push to Cure Rare Diseases
  • There have been concerns raised that on such a scale, the shark is at serious risk of becoming an endangered species.
  • Far more seriously, the vital turn east towards Mayenne and Alençon, intended to initiate the rolling up of the main German front in Normandy, was delayed by days. Overlord D-Day And The Battle for Normandy
  • Objectively, a calumny is a mortal sin when it is calculated to do serious harm to the person so traduced. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux
  • When we arrived she was in such a distressed state that we had to treat it with the upmost seriousness.
  • Far more serious than their sins against the basic rules of journalism is the corporate stranglehold over the major print and broadcast outlets.
  • The damage was far more serious than initially believed.
  • Back in the mists of time, power dressing was a thing for women who had to appear more masculine to be taken seriously, like stealth camouflage. Times, Sunday Times
  • Within a 17th-century half-timbered house, at Le Bistro de Claude, some of the most powerful people in the cognac business are partaking of seriously good cuisine. A Slow Path to Perfection
  • Apart from the two fatalities, there have been two serious injury accidents and four minor collisions.
  • Smoking can seriously damage your health.
  • By this standard, serious and committed people of faith will be less likely to be approved for judgeships.
  • What began as a rubber tyre and components importer in the late 1980s has now grown to a serious farm machinery enterprise based around its "remanufactured" low-hour second hand North Queensland Register - Front Page
  • So he induces Ray to offer Jonathan a vast sum of money to undertake an assassination in Berlin - money which the seriously ill and impecunious Jonathan badly needs.
  • Overeating and drunkenness both violated social moral codes, although the latter appears to have been a much weightier transgression: intoxication is frequently listed among the serious crimes — "pleasurable living," adultery, theft — mentioned by Sahagún's informants. 47 Indigenous drinking practices also shocked Spaniards who had their own ideals of moderation when it came to alcohol consumption, a topic that we look at in Chapter 4. Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
  • He then moved to a less prestigious university, which he considered a serious demotion. Times, Sunday Times
  • So the second half was a pantomime, all fun and frolics and not very serious at all. Times, Sunday Times
  • His comments need careful consideration, particularly given his deep understanding of commercial cases and his outspoken criticism in some serious fraud cases. Times, Sunday Times
  • On Tuesday there was a serious accident at the crossroads at Tzanov Boulevard and Ivanov Street at 9pm when one driver jumped a red light.
  • It criticises the main contractor for seriously erring in its original estimates.
  • Serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, occur rarely, but timely intervention is crucial.
  • A serious road accident caused traffic chaos yesterday.
  • A strain of mutant mice groom compulsively till they seriously injure themselves.
  • Another serious fungal disease in Africa is Fusarium wilt or Panama disease, which attacks the roots of the banana plant, affecting the vascular system required for mineral and water transport.
  • I am so utterly embarassed to call myself an american with this awful congress and president we have, I mean seriously this is like amatuer night at the oasis! Senate vote to kick off Wall Street reform push
  • ‘He was very serious in his white surplice and black soutane,’ recalled one former friend.
  • Replanting disease is a serious obstacle for sustainable development of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa Duch) at present.
  • We have wind, this is heavy duty, serious blowy stuff.
  • I found the final rather involving, which given that rugby is in essence a game of catch taken extremely seriously is not bad going at all.
  • Chief among the grievances I identify as providing primary justifying grounds for secession are these: persistent and serious violations of individual human rights and past unredressed unjust seizure of territory.
  • Parents, to paraphrase Philip Larkin, can seriously damage your health.
  • Now, I'm not saying that wow is the devil or anything knee-jerkingly reactionist like that (although I * do* have some serious issues with some elements of it: the grind, only having one somewhat flawed model of guild leadership, etc, etc). Becoming Gamer; or "My last ever log out."
  • The pressure of school tests is forcing children stricken with serious infections into school to sit exams.
  • This is a taut, tense and thrilling two hours, supercharged with some serious star power. The Sun
  • We didn't fully appreciate that he was seriously ill.
  • The U.S. was so pre-eminent in military power as to be unchallengeable in any serious way, but it was also widely admired and emulated.
  • Her wardrobe is huge and she wants to shock - and that costs serious money. The Sun
  • The feeling was that a team of incredible quality were seriously underperforming, and something had to change and quick.
  • The incident pushed the two countries closer towards a serious diplomatic confrontation.
  • The master talked to him gently but seriously, and he cocked his ears, and listened with painful intentness. The Call of Kind
  • At first this sounds ridiculous, indeed unserious.
  • There is serious reason to believe, though the details cannot be gone into here, that the lorum is represented by the "armill", though this is now a sort of stole which two or three centuries back was tied at the elbows. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss
  • A serious fall incapacitated the 68-year-old congressman.
  • a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness
  • For the first time it would also reveal all cases that had been "rectified", the practice by which MPs can avoid publication of judgments in less serious cases if they apologise. Supreme court rules expenses MPs must face trial
  • The following morning the pond was seriously cloudy and smelly and the fish were gasping for air. Times, Sunday Times
  • He thought every thing was to be feared from the present state of the affair, and proposed revealing at once all he knew of it to Mr. Tyrold: but Camilla desired him to take no step till she had again expostulated with her sister, who might else be seriously hurt or offended. Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth
  • His arrest for lewd behaviour seriously damaged his credibility as a religious leader.
  • The current trade deficit indicates a serious imbalance between our import and export trade.
  • The two losses are a serious setback for the team's playoff hopes.
  • I would strongly recommend readers not to take his words too seriously!
  • And what caps this dizzy display is not seriously ordered fugato, let alone a full fugue, but a comically stilted allegro dance in duple rhythm, with octave leaps, mostly in two parts with chordal intrusions.
  • As long as Palin hides behind Facebook like a teenager lobbing untruths she will not be taken seriously. Begala calls Palin 'about half a whack job'
  • Seriously though, Rufus knew that the problems commonly blamed on rye occur when the grain is moldy and has ergot, so he was careful never to buy moldy rye.
  • I can't seriously believe Tiki Barber is the same person- that's what it boils down to. NY Daily News
  • A fast break would put him in with a very serious chance. The Sun
  • There was some serious rage for about 20 minutes after. The Sun
  • It has hurt itself financially, and the turn to the Right in this country is very serious.
  • Loach's social-realist drama, written by his longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, is a distinctive, piercingly serious vision.
  • Even more seriously, this is a play full of the most intricate, knotty, compacted language.
  • Perhaps he wanted a serious chat to find out why her eighth album is taking so long to hit stores. The Sun
  • The local planners considered the matter seriously, but in the end the officer's recommendation was rejected by the committee.
  • These tests were so seriously flawed as to render the results meaningless.
  • The calm way you talk about money ensures people take you seriously. The Sun
  • It was obviously faux-meat that was actually called "seitan" (seriously pronounced "Satan," as in the prince of darkness). Daily Campus
  • Nowhere is language a more serious issue than in Hawaii.
  • But Dave says absolutely no serious shopping before the comprehensive spending review, which is the tiniest bit unfair, I told Mummy, because no one looks at Manuela and counts up what she spends on all her funny shirts and cardies, they can't if they never see her. Mrs Cameron's diary
  • Only in the 1680s was any serious attempt made to challenge the prescriptive rights of rural and urban elites to exercise power.
  • Everyone who is involved in the experiment takes it incredibly seriously; there are numerous setbacks and tempers fray. Times, Sunday Times
  • I ran up against the problem of getting taken seriously long before I became a writer.
  • The Catechetical School of Alexandria was originated in Egypt. Egypt is the birthplace of Christian monasticism, also has experienced in the Christianity history the most serious persecution.
  • In this wrongful dismissal action, it appears that the defendant does not seriously dispute the fact that the plaintiff's co-employee seriously misconducted himself with respect to the plaintiff.
  • The lack of sharp focus in this field is a serious obstacle to comparison of analyses and to proper explanation.
  • It is very serious if they were collecting and disseminating cheap political dirt from a classified document labeled ‘secret.’
  • I should think," meditated Page, taking the matter into serious consideration, "that the vitalness of even that experience would depend somewhat on the character undergoing it. The Bent Twig
  • It attracts men beset by alcohol, drug and gambling woes along, increasingly, with those tormented by serious mental health issues.
  • The European Union boycott and American prohibitions are not seriously handicapping Burma.
  • There's still the bathroom to go - which requires some serious scraping to get rid of old peeling paint.
  • The problem is that plyometrics often cause excessive muscle soreness and can lead to serious joint injuries.
  • The notion of integrating the goals of liberal education into students' majors was taken seriously.
  • I would like now to seriously indifferent room of wonderful.
  • Miliband decided to risk serious barracking by telling the TUC he could not support the strikes, even though industrial action was sometimes a necessary last resort. Ed Miliband endures rough ride at TUC after criticism of pension strike action
  • The serious aerial photographer will be looking for adjustment through vertical and horizontal axes so that the field of view is precise.
  • Despite subsequent upheavals, the French have never seriously considered restoring the monarchy since.
  • When you consider that between Spanish, English and Arabic, well over half of the planet doesn't speak a tonal language, that puts Chinese at a serious competative disadvantage. Kaplin's Simplifiid Speling, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The centerpiece of that strategy is the use of minor infractions as pretexts to lock up suspects on whom the government lacks sufficient evidence to accuse them of more serious crimes.
  • The daft governor of Massachusetts, Mitch Romney, apparently is still thinking that the wingnuts will somehow allow a northeasterner to be a serious presidential candidate so he completely wimped out (and sucked up to the wingnuts) by leaving it to his spokesman. 07/14/2005
  • They encountered serious problems when two members of the expedition were injured.
  • The City had done a serious effort to take out beggars from the streets, yet the very cold streets were lined with immobile figures frozen in submissive, pleading positions. Why Does Homelessness Persist in Rich Liberal Cities?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Well, then, seriously, melodrama was the correct ticket and all that in 1840, but we've outgrown it; it's devilish demode to chuck things in people's faces. Lady Baltimore
  • We are all bornwith a serious and unalterable defect: We grow old — at least the lucky among us do — and then we die. Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive
  • The adherents to the Peace Alliance had to undergo a serious reorientation in their political attitudes.
  • And apraxia, which is often caused by a stroke, is a serious disorder that disrupts neural programming and often leaves its patients unable to speak at all. GEORGE W. Bushisms
  • Widespread protests have placed the President under serious pressure.
  • Yet, more serious is the blunder in his statement "the Finzi-Continis moved out of society altogether and began to cultivate what B's father sees as absurd pretensions to nobility (the name Finzi-Contini in Italian actually suggests 'fake little counts'). Bassani's Father
  • Less serious complaints could be dealt by agreement with the complainant, internally or through mediation.
  • The review also acknowledged serious problems with the supply of equipment to troops in the front line, including uniforms, body armour and desert boots.
  • Many young Marines were left with serious bruising after receiving 20-30 blows from their peers.
  • Human trafficking and slavery are serious crimes.
  • His suicide attempt was the first intimation that he was seriously depressed.
  • Given his appalling record, he deserved serious punishment. The Sun
  • In a sport beset by serious doping problems, he was always regarded as a torch-bearer.
  • Stern and serious moral advice to women on how to behave has a sweeter-natured sister.
  • This would be such a female as our already seriously humbled hero could not manhandle as mere booty.
  • While serious in subject and sad in fact, the play is written with brio and excellent humour.
  • The accusations were incredibly serious -- elements within the national staff had conspired to produce a disaster. Calcio: A History of Italian Football
  • David Bernstein: But let me add that by your reasoning, the fact that almost everyone thinks that shoplifting should be a crime, whereas almost everyone thinks that discrimination should be punished as a less serious civil matter, means that almost everyone thinks that shoplifting is more serious than discrimination, which by your lights means that everyone is a racist. The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge
  • To call a person a liar, is, to my mind, the most serious and damning thing that a person can do.
  • It would also have turned an already peaky engine into a serious screamer and would have undoubtedly have required shorter gearing to make it work.
  • The mother is very much afraid for her son who is seriously ill.Sentencedict
  • Niece," said Don Inocencio gravely and sententiously, "when serious things have taken place, caprices are not called caprices, but by another name. Dona Perfecta
  • While this increase or decrease in many instances is a natural fight of nature against the intrusion of opposing elements into the body, it frequently assumes dimensions that are most unpleasant and seriously impair the health, such as catarrhal conditions, all of which are due to poor or degenerated cells of this tissue. Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration
  • He wasn't seriously injured - he just got a few cuts and bruises.
  • The crew are in serious trouble in 50-knot winds and huge seas.
  • The second conclusion we can draw is that Gray's opposition to the notion of historical moral progress poses no serious challenge to existential humanism.
  • The police clearly took the reports of a similar find in Australia seriously, and last Friday Sydney police launched a dawn raid on a modest two-storey house in the suburbs.
  • Shepherd was of medium height and slightish build with a serious manner but a dry sense of humour.
  • I would have carried my burden more lightly, not been overcome by a spirit of seriousness and of shame.
  • The Chancellor has not taken the opposite political risk of a serious attempt to reduce the budget deficit by increases in taxation and reductions in expenditure. Times, Sunday Times
  • He also commented on the depressing state of affairs concerning preservation of blaxploitation pics, with something like 200 of the 270+ films he cataloged from the era being unavailable (at least without some serious digging).
  • He was tall, probably a foot taller than me, and he had dark hair, hazel-green eyes, a square jaw, and the look of one who was serious and dedicated in all that he did.
  • Wear with high wedges and serious leg shimmer. The Sun
  • Seriously, I would like to see all of you bluebook editors write an article on European Competition law and not kill yourselves. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Case for Abolishing the Bluebook
  • People see this larger-than-life character who jokes but he takes his football very seriously. The Sun
  • Crikey readers have contributed a lot of stories on circulation rorts, fiddles and the like over the past week or so, but here's another tale, a bit historical, which would be hysterical if it wasn't serious.
  • He stood behind an elderly man who was arguing over whether or not his bowel condition was serious enough to warrant surgery, or something of the like.
  • There was, however, a rumor that later, when the alpha, beta, gamma theory went temporarily on the rocks, he seriously considered changing his name to Zacharias.
  • In the ensuing litigation, this was portrayed as blackmail - a serious offence that has a maximum prison term of 14 years.
  • He spoke of'the most serious breaches of the criminal law in the area of bribery and corruption '. Times, Sunday Times
  • He has fought back from a serious knee injury and an uncertain future at Chelsea to find renewed confidence with England. The Sun
  • It points out that stations where the situation is particularly acute include Crewe, Preston and Carlisle, but the situation is also serious at Oxenholme.
  • Wear with a loose blouse for serious 1970s snap. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's a serious argument over whether to increase spending on public services or to lift people out of poverty.
  • Only if the same association is shown by others and defies simple explanation should it be taken seriously. Times, Sunday Times
  • All are stern judges and they expect others to be as serious about everything as they are.
  • Congress has been giving the crime bill serious consideration.
  • In the coach crash 10 people died and 18 were seriously injured.
  • You want serious caramelization -- not dark mahogany, as in for Indian food, but definitely brown. Caribbean Black Bean Soup with Roasted Garlic
  • There is something cool and businesslike about you and people take what you say seriously. The Sun
  • Bobby is going about his homework very seriously tonight.
  • A key component of that warfare by the ubër rich was to emaciate or destroy the unions through new laws restricting unionization, bankruptcy courts killing labor contracts, diversion of pension funds, abusive tactics against organizers, shipping jobs elsewhere and PR campaigns vilifying the very concept of collective bargaining to redress serious economic disadvantages. Sneak Attack
  • Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. George Bernard Shaw 
  • The town walls melted into pink, families promenaded in the cooler air of dusk, and for a moment I seriously considered taking up a career in sardine fishing.
  • They had the same mixture of comfortable sofas and chairs and slightly more serious upright chairs and tables.
  • Candidates should engage in serious political discourse.
  • Buildings of historic importance can be sold, but new owners cannot make substantive changes to them without serious scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is a treat to watch a veteran betel chewer go about the serious business of betel chewing.
  • They claim not to have the man shortage seen at high-end matchmaking services and other more serious dating outlets.
  • We met while I was transitioning out of a long-term relationship that had ended in disaster, and I was on a serious antiman campaign. No Strings Attached
  • Hence, the third proposal: Take records seriously and implement certification systems to formalize them, taking special notice of the promises you must make to succeed.
  • He knew that our experiment in self-government could fail if he had a serious lapse of judgment.
  • It is widely recognized that agriculture, wherein crops can grow again and no serious effect is made on the soil or the land, is an appropriate usage of the right of usufruct.
  • He has a steely-eyed seriousness about comedy, and confidence. Times, Sunday Times
  • People who took football too seriously aroused deep loathing in me.

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