sternly
adverb see stern I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sternly — Stern ly, adv. In a stern manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sternly — adv. Sternly is used with these verbs: ↑reply, ↑reprimand, ↑say, ↑speak, ↑tell, ↑warn …   Collocations dictionary

  • sternly — The back of the ship is that way! said Tom sternly …   English expressions

  • sternly — Ⅰ. stern [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) grimly serious or strict, especially in the exercise of discipline. 2) severe; demanding. DERIVATIVES sternly adverb sternness noun. ORIGIN Old English. Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • sternly — adverb with sternness; in a severe manner (Freq. 1) No, she said sternly peered severely over her glasses • Syn: ↑severely • Derived from adjective: ↑severe (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sternly — See stern1. * * * …   Universalium

  • sternly — adverb In a stern manner …   Wiktionary

  • sternly — adv. RG. 369 …   Oldest English Words

  • sternly — adv. strictly, firmly, in an uncompromising manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sternly — stern·ly …   English syllables

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