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with sternness


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As for your sons - as for you, young man,' he continued, sternly turning to me -
I know nothing about the woman or the church," interposed Turlington, sternly.
In another minute I was walking side by side with the woman who had sternly repudiated me as a member of her family; feeling, I own, terribly discomposed, and not knowing in the least whether I ought or ought not to assume the responsibility, in my husband's absence, of telling her who I was.
Marilla felt helplessly that all this should be sternly reproved, but she was hampered by the undeniable fact that some of the things Anne had said, especially about the minister's sermons and Mr.
Miss Polly sternly forced her voice to be cheerfully matter-of-fact.
asked the countess, startled; but seeing by her daughter's face that it was only mischief, she shook a finger at her sternly with a threatening and forbidding movement of her head.
We have been ordered to deal the traffic laws violators with sternly,' he said, and adding that a number of motorists had been fined for traffic law violations during the campaign.
Law enforcement agencies had sternly warned anyone from going to the monument.
He went up to them and sternly asked the boys not to harass the girl.
Planners and facilitators of this heinous crime should also be sternly punished," he said.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Saddiq-ul-Farooq has said that those defying courts orders needed to be deal with sternly.
NNA - Hezbollah sternly condemned, in a statement on Tuesday, "the horrific crime perpetrated by terrorist ISIS thugs, who beheaded a French priest inside his church and took other hostages.
An official arrived and very sternly did say, For her to use the gents; no way, no way, Ladies are never, never allowed in there, More than his job's worth so she should not dare.
The president's wife Hillary played her part in the performance, standing at his right hand and nodding sternly.