How to use Serious in a sentence
This is serious stuff.
Don't joke; I mean to have a serious talk with you.
I am serious and fortunately in a perfect position to act.
I will go with you gladly soon, but I am just concluding a serious meditation.
Jake grew serious and sat in the spare chair in her cube.Advertisement
He could see I was getting serious, and he was afraid you would draw me away from my work.
Before the countess could answer, Prince Andrew entered the room with an agitated and serious face.
A girl's life is in serious danger.
He raised the topic as much to take Cynthia's mind off Martha's departure as from any serious concern about the old man.
She has some serious decisions to make.Advertisement
While Betsy was dead serious, it remained a game in everyone else's mind except Howie.
That's not my field but I'm not sure if anyone is producing serious study.
Cynthia gave him a hands-on-hips serious look.
While we kidded about selling Howie out for a million buck reward, the increased outside interest in our activities was a serious matter.
I'd never noticed the camping area the rear when I'd come down to watch some serious softball.Advertisement
Again on all the bright faces of the squadron the serious expression appeared that they had worn when under fire.
On the thirteenth of July the Pavlograds took part in a serious action for the first time.
However said, I'm forced to agree a serious relationship can't exist on a bed of lies.
He was Damian's size, though by his lopsided shoulders and scars, he'd survived some sort of serious injury.
Even in autocratic regimes, truth has a way of seeping in—which means today's dwindling crop of dictators has a serious problem.Advertisement
She saw Prince Vasili's face, serious for an instant at the sight of her, but immediately smiling again, and the little princess curiously noting the impression "Marie" produced on the visitors.
Bagration seemed to say, and, fixing his weary eyes on the paper, began to read them with a fixed and serious expression.
We'd be accusing people of serious crimes!
When he didn't respond, I added, She'll have a hell of a headache but you guys both have some bridges in need of serious damage control.
The countess looked with sad and sternly serious eyes at Prince Andrew when he talked to Natasha and timidly started some artificial conversation about trifles as soon as he looked her way.Advertisement
Tammy's dark eyes were serious.
We all agreed Howie's nightmares were a serious problem.
I guess that explains why you're so reluctant to get into a serious relationship.
Serious efforts to organize the game were made in the last quarter of the 19th century, but this time the lead came from Australia.
New York protested against the Bennington grant in 1749, but the question did not become serious until the chief obstacle to settlement was removed by the conquest of Canada in 1760-61.Advertisement
In the cold, dreary month of February, when I was nineteen months old, I had a serious illness.
She was the one who had become serious - and with little encouragement on his part.
I guessed the second rope might be cut, putting Shipton in serious danger.
If in extracting the insect the abdomen be ruptured, serious trouble may ensue from the resulting inflammation.
The boundary dispute with Chile, to which reference has already been made, was of a more serious character.Advertisement
Soon a serious and prolonged illness fell upon him, during which he entered into himself and became dissatisfied with his way of life.
Small leeches taken into the mouth with drinking-water may give rise to serious symptoms by attaching themselves to the fauces and neighbouring parts and thence sucking blood.
In the first part of her reign popular discontent found expression in various forms, and on one occasion it produced a serious insurrection.
It is possible that some of the early French and Spanish explorers visited the coast of North Carolina, but no serious attempt was made by Europeans to establish a settlement until near the close of the 16th century.
I'm sure it's nothing serious.Advertisement
She was almost surprised to see he was serious.
And soon, you'll see just how serious they were.
You can't be serious, Kris. I'm the last person you want in charge of something important.
If you're serious about wanting to see someone again, you'd better give them a good night kiss they'll remember.
There was no way he was serious.Advertisement
It was the second sign he was serious.
You're serious about it being online and on the cover?
Maybe he was serious about penciling her in for his Tuesday night entertainment.
I'm serious this time.
She elbowed him in the chest, afraid to see his face and realize he was serious.Advertisement
Jessi wouldn't last two seconds with Jonny or a vamp that was serious about hurting her.
He was serious about being with her.
It raises many serious problems which concentrate upon that age which is of the greatest importance for the biblical and theological student.
But there were more serious differences in the background.
The more emotional and ingratiating the expression of Natasha's face became, the more serious and stern grew Sonya's.
His expression remained serious.
He couldn't be serious.
She suddenly became serious.
I mean really serious?
I wouldn't deny one's right to fulfill love, but doing so will have serious consequences on an untold number of lives, even those you're saving.
There is serious illness in her family.
If he was going to be serious about full time law enforcement, he should commit to doing it right.
Yes, Dean thought, unless someone decides to get more serious about stopping us.
Paul Dawkins wiped his face with his hand and looked at Dean as if to ask if he were serious.
He thought she was joking but when she returned with a full pint of vodka, he realized she was serious.
There was a serious accident last night and the sheriff's deputy was unable to raise help when she called from the mountains.
David Dean harbored serious doubts about leaving Lydia Larkin's apartment without either contacting the police or calling an ambulance—or maybe a lawyer.
Then he added, on a more serious note, "I'll give you a hand if I can, but nothing official."
We did a patch job—it wasn't all that serious.
Tamer was serious, but Gabriel wasn't about to take him up on it when his own dealers were ditching him.
You serious about demons being after me?
Andre was serious about leaving her to tell him.
Even hurting, he was serious about everything he said.
Are you serious about making him dead-dead soon?
Katie, I need to talk to you about something very serious.
In her mind, dragging a human around seemed like a pretty serious liability.
Rhyn, if you.re serious, then I can.t leave without Hannah.
The conversation was almost too serious for her muddled thoughts to follow.
The man beside her had dark blond hair, serious brown eyes in a chiseled face, and a form as fit as his son's.
He was serious enough that she laughed.
His words stung, and any further argument died on her lips as she realized how serious he was.
It took a full minute for Evelyn to realize just how serious she was.
It's a strange feeling something serious is troubling the woman.
Though Dean wished to remain at hand's-length from her troubled life he quickly sensed from her disjointed description Cynthia had been correct when she assessed that the woman carried serious emotional pain.
She smiled and then became serious again.
The woman has a serious problem.
You can't be serious!
Let's start by doing some serious work on the notebook.
It sounds to me like she needs some serious professional help.
While he experienced a few sit-downs, there were no serious spills.
While helmets provide little protection in a serious fall, they're a must to shield you from junk dropped or dislodged from above you.
It could have been anything, but I'd guess she had a serious rift at home, probably with her parents.
The snow began falling before dawn, drifting down with an urgency that heralded a serious accumulation.
We'll work as quickly as possible but this is an important and serious investigation.
Oh, they can't be serious!
This here business is serious.
Weller just rolled his eyes and smiled, but then turned serious.
You can't be serious.
Dean could see Jake Weller was dead serious.
He did say that something as serious as Donnie's stepbrother's death would have been very traumatic to a child.
The smart ones were much too serious and the fun ones, well, they were just too stupid.
Sarah's face assumed a serious cast as she added, "You're also my hero."
You cannot be serious.
No way, I'm going to do some serious detox.
Would you please be serious for one minute and answer my question?
I felt something pop in my neck, but I don't think it's serious.
He was actually serious.
So he was serious all right.
Looks like some of them might be serious.
And he'd walked away from her, even though she was serious about sleeping with him.
If Darkyn is serious about killing us, he'll come back. I'm safer with you.
If you're serious about not splitting, you need him.
Dammit, Rhyn, I'm serious. What if you bring down both worlds just by forcing us all to come here?
Nothing serious, but it bothered him if he ran.
While the pair was a definite annoyance to the Parkside police, the two were seldom a serious problem...
If there's a serious doubt, the heirs may have to wait a good long time, even seven years.
You're not taking me serious!
She started to rise but a serious look crossed her face.
In spite of the disappointing weather Dean was determined to fit some serious biking into the salvaged half of what should have been a free weekend.
When Dean explained the recent happenings, both men turned serious.
Admittedly, the identification elevated the entire business to a higher, more serious level of concern.
Later, when the game had run to silence, she became serious once more.
Dean was beginning to have serious reservations about the trip and his tacit agreement to it now that it was a reality.
Iowa is a fun tour while 'Ride the Rockies' takes some serious training.
Sometimes I come on a little too strong—half the time I don't know myself if I'm kidding or serious.
Jonathan looked at him for several moments, recognizing Dean was serious.
He's not all that serious, either.
A rare late October snowstorm only visited a half day and the snow didn't stay on the ground long, but it made a serious statement.
This is serious, Carmen.
They laughed now, but the overall mood was serious.
She packed a serious punch, despite the purr of a 1940s pinup model.
Jule and Dusty grew serious while Damian sat beside her.
Ikir, I am serious.
He would not waste men and arrows if his intent were not serious.
He appeared to be serious, though.
Aaron smiled, but was obviously waiting for a serious answer.
Aaron was the serious one, probably the most dependable.
Now he was worried she was getting serious about the investigator.
If it hadn't been for the obvious humor in his eyes, she would have sworn he was serious.
Sure, only three weeks of her vacation remained, and it would be fun to have someone to enjoy them with, but she was hardly looking for a serious relationship.
I don't know what you call serious.
I didn't realize you were serious about him.
You tried to tell me you weren't interested in a serious relationship, but I didn't want to hear it.
Was he serious, or was this yet another ploy?
But deep inside she knew he was serious.
The strange teen with the dead gaze was serious.
You know I'm serious?
It would be a serious business to draw a Daltonian diagram for such a molecule.
Hutton took charge of the literary side of the paper, and by degrees his own articles became and remained up to the last one of the best-known features of serious and thoughtful English journalism.
Prevost, gave him no serious support.
The potentials that have to be dealt with are often hundreds and sometimes thousands of volts, and insulation troubles are more serious than is generally appreciated.
This passing fancy was succeeded by a serious attachment, the object of which was the famous "Cynthia."
Sardinia has less convictions for serious crimes than any other compartimento of south Italy.
The death without direct heirs of Duke John William in 1609 led to serious complications in which almost all the states of Europe were concerned; however, by the treaty of Xanten in 1614, Cleves passed to the elector of Brandenburg, being afterwards incorporated with the electorate by the great elector, Frederick William.
At that time many were in serious disrepair, but most of them have been greatly improved by the construction of proper regulators and sluices.
He had also, what was more serious, command of the Aegean.
Lucian's own close investigations into Alexander's methods of fraud led to a serious attempt on his life.
In the spring of 1903 serious disturbances took place in north-western Albania, but the Turks succeeded in pacifying the revolted tribesmen, partly by force and partly by concessions.
Specially serious damage was done in the immediate neighbourhood of the chapel, but the finely moulded arches and the magnificent tracery of the east window survived in great part.
Efforts to hasten this development have created some serious financial and industrial crises, and have burdened the country with heavy debts and taxes.
At first it was hoped that the influence of General Roca would serve to check any serious extravagance on the part of Celman.
There was no serious fighting.
The cour dassises occupies itself entirely with offences of the most serious type, classified under the penal code as crimes, in accordance with the severity of the penalties attached.
A serious breach with Russia followed, which was widened by the part which the prince subsequently played in encouraging the national aspirations of the Bulgarians.
The tendency of the currents in the Channel opposite Brighton is to drive the shingle eastward, and encroachments of the sea were frequent and serious until the erection of a massive sea-wall, begun about 1830, 60 ft.
No certain cure has been or is likely to be discovered for their poison, but in less serious cases strychnine has been used with advantage.
The mines, however, are situated too far from the coast to permit of serious competition with Newcastle in an export trade, and the output is practically restricted to supplying local requirements.
As early as 1860 there had been disturbances of a serious character, and the Chinese were chased off the goldfields of New South Wales, serious riots occurring at Lambing Flat, on the Burrangong goldfield.
The Chinese difficulty, so far as the mining population was concerned, was solved by the exhaustion of the extensive alluvial deposits; the miners' prejudice against the race, however, still exists, though they are no longer serious competitors, and the laws of some of the states forbid any Chinese to engage in mining without the express authority in writing of the minister of mines.
The most serious difficulty with which Margaret had to deal arose from the attitude of the great nobles, and among these especially of William (the " Silent ") of Nassau, prince of Orange, Lamoral, count of Egmont, and Philip de Montmorency, count of Hoorn.
At their instance, and carrying with them instructions from the regent and the council, the marquis of Berghen and Hoorn's brother (the lord of Montigny) were persuaded to go to Spain and lay before Philip the serious character of the crisis.
On the other hand, serious difficulties arise if we assume that every animal sacrificed represents a deity; and even assuming that such a belief underlies the rite of animal sacrifice, a modification of the belief must have been introduced when such sacrifices became a common rite resorted to on every occasion when a deity was to be approached.
In 1894 a more serious rebellion in the mountainous region of Sassun was ruthlessly stamped out; the Powers insistently demanded reforms, the eventual grant of which in the autumn of 1895 was the signal for a series of massacres, brought on in part by the injudicious and threatening acts of the victims, and extending over many months and throughout Asia Minor, as well as in the capital itself.
The Malays formerly suffered severely from smallpox epidemics, but in the portion of the peninsula under British rule vaccination has been introduced, and the ravages of the disease no longer assume serious dimensions.
The lives by Hamon (1856) and Perennes (1860), without adding much to preceding biographies, are serious and edifying.
And as there is no branch of art in which mechanical improvements, and the consequent change in the nature of technical difficulties, bear so directly upon the possibilities and methods of external effect, it follows that an exclusive preponderance of this view is not without serious disadvantage from the standpoint of general musical culture.
In other cases very serious disorders of the lymphatic system are brought about, of which the most marked is perhaps Elephantiasis.
It was a serious thing to lose a document.
Some of the complaints against the companies, however, were exaggerated, and the estimates formed of the possible commercial development of telegraphy were optimistic. The basis for these estimates was the experience of other countries, which, however, did not justify the expectation that a large increase of business consequent on reduction of rates could be obtained without serious diminution of profit.
The " Great Eastern " was again employed, and leaving the south-west coast of Ireland on the 13th of July she reached Trinity Bay a fortnight later, without serious mishap. She then steamed eastwards again, and on the 13th of August made her first attempt to recover the lost cable.
There would be a very serious question raised, and it would probably extend to other forms of British enterprise."
The single-wire earthed circuits used in the early days of telephony were subject to serious disturbances from the induction caused by currents in neighbouring telegraph and electric light wires, and from the varying potential of the earth due to natural or artificial causes.
As the cost of the service varies in proportion to the amount of use, the toll rate is more scientific, and it has the further advantage of discouraging the unnecessary use of the instrument, which causes congestion of traffic at busy hours and also results in lines being " engaged " when serious business calls are made.
The serious poems in which he celebrated the public events of his later years are dull and lifeless.
This unification meant for the army the absorption of contingents from all parts of Italy and presenting serious differences in physical and moral aptitudes, political opinions and education.
The serious condition of recruiting was quickly noticed, and the tabulation of each years results was followed by a new draft law, but no solution was achieved until a special commission assembled.
On the other hand, they suffered from the rigorous measures of the continental system, which seriously crippled trade at the ports and were not compensated by the increased facilities for trade with France which Napoleon opened up. The drain of men to supply his armies in Germany, Spain and Russia was also a serious loss.
The lower classes provoked disorders, which were very serious at Leghorn, and were only quelled by Guerrazzis energy.
Napoleon now realized that it would be impossible, without running serious risks, to oppose the movement in favor of unity.
The serious feature of the situation lay less in the income than in the intangible expenditure, namely, the vast sums required for interest on the various forms of public debt and for pensions.
Replying on the 9th of April 1878 to interpellations by Visconti-Venosta and other deputies on the impending Congress of Berlin, he appeared free from apprehension lest I Italy, isolated, might find herself face to face with a change of the balance of power in the Mediterranean, and declared that in the event of serious complications Italy would be too much sought after rather than too niuch forgotten.
The financial situation inspired serious misgivings.
The most serious movement at this time was that of the railway servants.
At Milan it was more serious and lasted longer than elsewhere, as the movement was controlled by the anarchists under Arturo Labriola; the hooligans committed many acts of savage violence, especially against those workmen who refused to strike, and much property was wilfully destroyed.
On the 17th of April a general railway strike was ordered by the union, but owing to the action of the authorities, who for once showed energy, the traffic was carried on, Other disturbances of a serious character occurred among the steelworkers of Terni, at Grammichele in Sicily and at Alessandria.
No serious mutinies have ever occurred in the Italian army, and the only results of the propaganda were occasional meetings of hoohgans, where Hervist sentiments were expressed and applauded, and a few minor disturbances among reservists unexpectedly called back to the colors.
In June and July 1907 there were again disturbances among the agricultural laborers of Ferrala and Rovigo, and a widespread strike organized by the leg/fe throughout those provinces caused very serious losses to all concerned.
In October 1907 there was again a general strike at Milan, which was rendered more serious on account of the action of the railway servants, and extended to other cities; traffic was disorganized over a large part of northern Italy, until the government, being now owner of the railways, dismissed the ringleaders from the service.
But the most serious point at issue was the Balkan question.
Italian public opinion could not view without serious misgivings the active political propaganda which Austria was conducting in Albania.
Worse men had been less detested, but Danby had none of the amiable virtues which often counteract the odium incurred by serious faults.
Such a philosophy makes little serious attempt at constructive work in antiquity; but, upon the first great victories of physical science in modern times, a desire arose to extend the new and wonderfully fruitful method to the ultimate problems of speculation.
Scepticism, with which P. Bayle had played as a historian - he amused himself, too, with praising the Manichaean solution of the riddle of the universe - became a serious power in the history of philosophy with the advent of David Hume.
Langton followed his sovereign to Northampton and persuaded him, at least for the present, to refrain from any serious measures of revenge.
This was intended to remove an old and serious evil, as the sheriffs had earned a very bad reputation by their methods of administering justice.
Their mutinies were frequent and dangerous, and at last, in 1682, an unusually serious outbreak led Peter the Great to compass the abolition of the force.
Slaves, heirs, women and children, were benefited, and he made serious attempts to deal with the steady fall in the birth-rate of legitimate children.
These soon became so serious that a league was formed to crush him, and Maurice of Saxony led an army against his former comrade.
The armies of Wessex and Mercia did no serious fighting, and the Danes were allowed to remain through the winter.
An elevation of small extent is distinguished as a " dome " when it is more than 100 fathoms from the surface, a " bank " when it is nearer the surface than 100 fathoms but deeper than 6 fathoms, and a " shoal " when it comes within 6 fathoms of the surface and so becomes a serious danger to shipping.
At Valentia and Lerida there were serious conflicts.
It is, in fact, important rather as a rhetorcial subtlety than as a serious argu ment.
He then formed some other connexion, and became at an advanced age the father of a natural son, Giovanni Andrea; and at the last, although he continued launching out into various expenses and schemes, he had serious tribulations, such as the banishment from Mantua of his son Francesco, who had incurred the marquis's displeasure.
He first devoted his attention to painting, but afterwards took up the serious study of music. He entered the Paris Conservatoire, but did not remain there long, because he had espoused too warmly the cause of Wagner against his professor.
A divergence was already manifest, which rapidly increased to serious difference and dissension.
A larger and more brightly coloured species, C. spinoides, inhabits the Himalayas, but the siskin has many other relatives belonging to the New World, and in them serious modifications of structure, especially in the form of the bill, occur.
In short, there is no real nobility in England; for the class which answers to foreign nobility has so long ceased to have any practical privileges that it has long ceased to be looked on as a nobility, and the word nobility has been transferred to another class which has nothing answering to it out of the three British kingdoms. 2 This last ' This statement is mainly interesting as expressing the late Professor Freeman's view; it is, however, open to serious criticism.
Notwithstanding serious obstacles offered by shallows, corn, fish, salt and timber are largely shipped to and from Archangel.
One of the most serious of these is caused not by the unfavourable character of the climate but by the shortness of labour.
A few months later occurred in Moscow a great fire, which destroyed nearly the whole of the city, and a serious popular tumult, in which the tsar's uncle was murdered by the populace.
Meantime a more serious trouble had arisen through the outbreak of the Welsh revolt under Owen Glendower.
The roadway, tracks and rolling stock are so well maintained that those causes which lead to the worst derailments have been eliminated almost completely, and the record of serious collisions has been reduced nearly to zero by the universal use of the block system and by systematic precautions at junctions.
The elevated is used where the traffic is so light as not to warrant the expensive underground construction, or where the construction of an elevated line is of no serious detriment to the adjoining property.
The spring tides rise upwards of 30 ft., and in a channel usually so shallow form a serious danger to shipping.
No serious observer, acquainted with modern microscopic technical methods, has been able to confirm the explanation of their observations.
On the 6th of October 1829 he began the actual work of composition, which was continued without more serious interruptions than those occasioned by the essays on Asylums for the Blind (1830), Poetry and Romance of the Italians (1831), and English Literature of the 19th Century (1832), until the 25th of June 1836, when the concluding note was written.
He was now over fifty and his sight showed serious symptoms of enfeeblement.
While in this question he went hand in hand with Cornelius, bishop of Rome, his strict attitude in the matter of baptism by heretics brought him into serious conflict with the Roman bishop Stephen.
The " black mouse " or Carson field mouse (Microtus montanus) is found throughout Nevada, as well as in Utah, north-eastern California, and eastern Oregon; it multiplies rapidly under favourable conditions, and at times causes serious injury to crops.
Pepys, a far more trustworthy judge, speaks of him invariably in terms of respect and approval as a " grave, serious man," and commends his appointment as treasurer of the navy as that of " a very notable man and understanding and will do things regular and understand them himself."
Quinine still remains the one specific. In serious cases it should not be given in solid form, but in solution by the stomach, rectum, or - better - hypodermically (Manson).
O'Neill's chief need was supplies for his forces, and failing to obtain them from Monck he turned once more to Ormonde and the Catholic confederates, with whom he prepared to co-operate more earnestly when Cromwell's arrival in Ireland in August 1649 brought the Catholic party face to face with serious danger.
In 1853 a Hungarian named Lebenyi attempted to assassinate the emperor, and succeeded in inflicting a serious wound with a knife.
The critical investigation of these records is the indispensable prelude to all serious biblical study, and hasty or sweeping deductions from monumental or archaeological evidence, or versions compiled promiscuously from materials of distinct origin, are alike hazardous.
Where the material is fuller, serious discrepancies are found; and where external evidence is fortunately available, the independent character of the biblical history is vividly illustrated.
Jerusalem had suffered some serious catastrophe before Nehemiah's return; a body of exiles returned, and in spite of interference the work of rebuilding was completed; through their influence the Judaean community underwent reorganization, and separated itself from its so-called heathen neighbours.
His brother and deputy was killed in a serious riot, and an accusation was laid against Menelaus before Antiochus.
In that same year the Amsterdam community was faced by a serious problem in connexion with Spinoza.
No serious attempt towards the emancipation of the Jews was made till the Naturalization Act of 1753, which was, however, immediately repealed.
Anti-Semitism.-It is saddening to be compelled to close this record with the statement that the progress of the European Jews received a serious check by the rise of modern anti-Semitism in the last quarter of the 19th century.
In 1886 there was a serious volcanic eruption in the outlying island of Nivafoou, and at the same time Falcon Reef, normally awash at high water, discharged sufficient scoriae and pumice to form a new island 50 ft.
There are two assize courts at Canea and Candia respectively with jurisdiction in regard to serious offences (KaKOvpy17aaia).
It was not till 1645 that the Turks made any serious attempt to effect the conquest of the island; but in that year they landed with an army of 50,000 men, and speedily reduced the important city of Canea.
Serious disturbances broke out at Canea on the 24th of May, and were only quelled by the arrival of foreign warships.
The loss to the country in wealth exported and land going out of cultivation has been very serious.
Although the observance of Easter was at a very early period the practice of the Christian church, a serious difference as to the day for its observance soon arose between the Christians of Jewish and those of Gentile descent, which led to a long and bitter controversy.
If no one has such a majority, the house of representatives chooses one of the two who have received the highest number of popular votes; but this is really a provision never executed, as the Democratic nominees are always elected without any serious opposition.
Owing to its distance from the border, the state escaped serious invasion until near the close of the war.
In 1907 there was a serious clash between the state authorities and the Federal judiciary, arising from an act of the legislature of that year which fixed the maximum railway fare at 21 cents a mile and imposed enormous fines for .its violation.
The following are pages that are fundamentally wonderful articles, but need serious work.
In 1904-1905, in consequence of the general political anarchy, serious conflicts took place here between the Tatars and the Armenians, and two-thirds of the Balakhani and Bibi-Eybat oil-works were burned.
There are gaps in the narratives, and the further back we proceed the more serious do their difficulties become.
The left wing of the Persians under Tissaphernes avoided a serious conflict with the Greeks; Cyrus in the centre threw himself upon Artaxerxes, but was slain in a desperate struggle.
Since the introduction of British rule there has been no serious trouble in the province.
Instead of the axe or large knives which frequently inflicted serious damage to the trees, special small knives and prickers are now employed so constructed as to avoid injury to the tree through making a larger incision than is necessary, and without penetrating into the wood below the laticiferous layer.
The most serious trouble has been occasioned in the Malay States by a white thread-like fungus (Fomes semitostus) which attacks the roots of the Hevea tree and eventually kills it.
Neither the serious illness of the empress, which began with a fainting-fit at Tsarskoe Selo (September 19, 1757), nor the fall of Bestuzhev (February 21, 1758), nor the cabals and intrigues of the various foreign powers at St Petersburg,.
So serious indeed was the situation that Frederick II.
Within eighty years the Russians had reached the Amur and the Pacific. This rapid conquest is accounted for by the circumstance that neither Tatars nor Turks were able to offer any serious resistance.
The revolt against Democratic rule was undoubtedly serious, but a study of the popular vote shows that the election of Harrison, the Whig candidate, was less of a revolution than many affected to think.
At Abuzabel, near Cairo, he founded a hospital and schools for all branches of medical instruction, as well as for the study of the French language; and, notwithstanding the most serious religious difficulties, instituted the study of anatomy by means of dissection.
Formerly used in every fever, and even in the septic states that constantly followed surgical operations in the pre-Listerian epoch, aconite is now employed only in the earliest stage of the less serious fevers, such as acute tonsilitis, bronchitis and, notably, laryngitis.
Serious doubt was first cast upon its accuracy by the observations of Nyren with the same instrument during the years 1880-1882, but on a much larger number of stars.
Curves of magnetization (which express the relation of I to H) have a close resemblance to those of induction; and, indeed, since B = H+47r1, and 47rI (except in extreme fields) greatly exceeds H in numerical value, we may generally, without serious error, put I = B /47r, and transform curves of induction into curves of magnetization by merely altering the scale to which the ordinates are referred.
Other prophets of the same age speak much of dearth and failure of crops, which in Palestine then as now were aggravated by bad government, and were far more serious to a small and isolated community than they could ever have been to the old kingdom.
It may serve as a pretext for a serious quarrel whether the alleged " outrage " be great or small.
From Chieng Khan the river again turns eastwards along the 18th parallel, forcing its way through its most serious rapid-barrier, and receiving some important tributaries from the highlands of Tung Chieng Kum and Chieng Kwang, the finest country in Indo-China.
One of the purposes of this restrictive provision was that of creating a national merchant marine, but the disinclination of Brazilians for maritime pursuits has been a serious obstacle to its realization.
Its fluctuations in value have been not only a serious inconvenience in commercial transactions, but also the cause of heavy loss to the people.
Once more, though strongly garrisoned, the town was retaken without any serious fighting in May 1625.
Occasional political outbreaks occurred, but none of very serious nature except in Rio Grande do Sul, where a long guerrilla warfare was carried on against the imperial authority.
It was not until 1825, when the Edinburgh Academy was opened, that it encountered serious rivalry.
The political difficulties caused by the marriage were more serious.
We assume that the rite employed was serious and Anglican may reverent, and there is no longer any need to refute the fable of a ludicrous consecration at the "Nag's Head " tavern.
The name of the town was Idsall when in 1591 a fund was raised by royal favour in Shropshire and neighbouring counties in order to rebuild it after a serious fire.
That he committed serious errors, his warmest admirers will hardly deny.
With characteristic versatility, he adopted the serious tone of the new age, and busied himself for the next twenty years with historical, philosophical and statistical writings.
The farmers soon began to recover from their losses, but in1908-1909another serious loss of stock resulted from the ravages of East Coast fever.
This proved one of the most momentous steps taken in the history of South Africa, for the Indian population rapidly increased, the " free " Indians becoming market gardeners, farmers, hawkers, traders, and in time serious competitors with the whites.
The first serious collision between the natives and the government occurred in 1873.
In 1906 a serious rebellion broke out in the colony, attributable ostensibly to the poll-tax, and spread to Zululand.
No sooner had this matter been happily settled than Horne found himself involved in serious trouble.
The most serious drain on the population is caused by emigration, due partly to the grinding poverty of the mass of the peasants, partly to the resentment of the subject races against the process of " Magyarization " to which they have long been subjected by the government.
This great emigration movement is the more serious in view of the very slow increase of the population through excess of births over deaths.
Far from adopting the levity of style too often observable in French romances, the Magyar novels, although enlivened by touches of humour, have generally rather a serious historical or political bearing.
The violent political commotions of the next few years allowed but little opportunity for the prosecution of serious studies; the subsequent quieter state of the country, and gradual re-establishment of the language as a means of education, were, however, more favourable to the development of scientific knowledge.
Still there was no serious opposition to the new minister.
The first serious conspiracy took place in 1626, the king's brother, Gaston of Orleans, being the centre of it.
The entry of Italy into the war was a serious set-back to the Yugoslav cause, for under the Treaty of London (April 27 1915) she was to obtain, in the event of an Entente victory, wide districts in Gorizia, Carniola, Istria and Dalmatia, peopled by not less than 700,000 Yugosla y s.
Their informal discussions laid the basis for more serious negotiations between Trumbic and Signor Torre, representing an influential committee of Italian deputies and senators.
This law was the last serious act of the provisional Parliament, which had shown itself singularly barren in legislation, and contrasts most unfavourably with the first assemblies of all the other " Succession States."
It renders the task a more complicated one; at the same time it removes some serious difficulties and throws a flood of light on every group of the animal kingdom.
The only serious domestic trouble during Valdemar's reign was the rebellion of the Scanian provinces, which objected to the establishment of a strong monarchy inimical to local pretensions and disturbances, and especially to the heavy taxes and tithes necessary to support the new reign of law and order.
It seems best to believe that Darius made an incursion in order to secure the frontier of the Danube, suffered serious reverses and retired with loss, and that this offered too good a chance to be missed for a moral tale about the discomfiture of the Great King by a few poor savages.
Moreover, the menace of attack on the Zulu side was a serious one, however able the Boers may have been to meet a foe who fought in the open, and who had been beaten by them in previous wars.
Apart from the difficulty of obtaining arms, a serious question arose at the eleventh hour which filled some of the Uitlanders with mistrust.
But the truth was that the Boers thought they stood to gain by fighting, while the British, though not expecting war, and acting up till the last month or so on the assumption that serious military preparations were either unnecessary or sufficiently unlikely to be necessary to make them politically inexpedient, had with no less confidence committed themselves to a policy which was impracticable on peaceful terms.
The situation in Natal seemed so serious that on the 22nd of November Sir Redvers Buller left Cape Town and sailed for Durban.
It was a long and wearing fight, in which the British lost 485 killed and wounded, and what was more serious, Lord Methuen (himself wounded) found that his force had exhausted its forward momentum, and that he would have to collect supplies and reinforcements on the Modder before fighting his next battle.
Lord Roberts's plan was first to concentrate to his left, taking every measure to induce the Boers to believe that the original scheme of invasion by the centre would now be resumed, and in this purpose he succeeded so well that his field army with the necessary transport for a cross-country march was assembled between the Orange and the Modder without serious mishap. Cronje at the new centre of gravity was not reinforced, all available Boers drawing down towards Colesberg.
Most serious of all was the pressure between Bloemfontein and the Vaal, where the Free Staters, under De Wet and other commanders, had initiated the guerrilla as soon as Botha and the Transvaalers retired over the Vaal and ceased to defend them by regular operations.
More than one plot on the part of Boers who had taken the oath of allegiance was hatched in Johannesburg, the most serious, perhaps, being that of Brocksma, formerly third public prosecutor under the republic. On the i 5th of September 1901 Brocksma and several others were arrested as spies and conspirators.
The consequent small gold output meant a serious decrease of revenue, which was not compensated for by the heavy tax levied on the output of the Premier diamond mine, where operations began in 1903.
The threat of the growing power in the Aegean of Venice, which had acquired Cyprus in 1489, at last roused him to a more serious effort; and in 1499 the war broke out with the republic, which ended in 1502 by the annexation to Turkey of Lepanto and Modon, Coron and Navarino in the Morea.
His university training was supplemented (1714) by a continental tour, untrammelled by a governor; at the Hague his ambition for the applause awarded to adventure made a gamester of him, and at Paris he began, from the same motive, that worship of the conventional Venus, the serious inculcation of which has earned for him the largest and most unenviable part of his reputation.
In character he was modest, kind and sympathetic, ever ready to help and encourage serious students, generous in his judgment of the works of others, a most cheery companion, full of wit and humour.
More serious cases come within the purview of the an-sat, a judicial auxiliary of the governor.
By its revelation and failure (February 10, 1696) the third and last serious attempt of James for his restoration failed.
In spite, however, of all that has been done, the Elbe remains subject to serious inundations at periodic intervals.
A serious conflict ensued between the rival factions, which quickly led to rioting and hand-to-hand fighting.
These micro-organisms having found in the tissues everything favourable for their needs, rapidly multiply and very soon produce serious results.
The enthusiasm of the younger Brunonians in Germany was as great as in Edinburgh or in Italy, and led to serious riots in the university of Gottingen.
In Italy the period of intellectual decadence had set in, and no serious scientific ardour remained to withstand the novelties of abstract theory.
He had spoken in the House of Commons on the 13th of February, but since then had been prostrated and unable to transact business, his illness dating really from a serious heart attack in the night of the 13th of November at Bristol, after a speech at the Colston banquet.
His only important precursors in serious poetry were Ennius and Lucilius, and, though he derived from the first of these an impulse to shape the Latin tongue into a fitting vehicle for the expression of elevated emotion and imaginative conception, he could find in neither a guide to follow in the task he set before himself.
At the beginning of his reign he ordered a recast of the coinage, with serious results to commerce; civil officials were deprived of offices, which had been conferred free, but were now put up to auction; duties were imposed on exported merchandise and on goods brought into Paris; the practice of exacting heavy fines was encouraged by making the salaries of the magistrates dependent on them; and on the pretext of a crusade to free Armenia from the Turks, Charles obtained from the pope a tithe levied on the clergy, the proceeds of which he kept for his own use; he also confiscated the property of the Lombard bankers who had been invited to France by his father at a time of financial crisis.
They sometimes cause a serious dislocation of railway and other traffic. Their principal cause is the smoke from the general domestic use of coal.
The surface tramway system of London cannot be complete, as, within an area roughly represented by the boroughs of Chelsea, Kensington and Fulham, the city of Westminster and a considerable district north thereof, and the city of London, the ' Charing Cross station was the scene of a remarkable catastrophe on the 5th of December 1905, when a large part of the roof collapsed, and the falling debris did very serious damage to the Avenue theatre, which stands close to the station at a lower level.
One of the most serious administrative problems met with in London is that of locomotion, especially as regards the regulation of traffic in the principal thoroughfares and at the busiest crossings.
The sinking of the " Princess Alice " in 1878 was a serious blow to the London Steamboat Company, which collapsed, and was succeeded by the River Thames Steamboat Navigation Company, which went into liquidation in 1887.
The river, it was ascertained, was not kept sufficiently dredged; the re-export trade was noted as showing an especially serious decline, and the administration was found to suffer from decentralization.
The Roman general Paulinus Suetonius, after marching rapidly from Wales to put down a serious insurrection, found Londinium unfitted for a base of military operations, and therefore left the place to the mercy of Boadicea, who entirely destroyed it, and killed the inhabitants.
The position of the city grew in importance, but the citizens suffered from severe laws and from serious restrictions upon their liberties.
During the greater part of the 18th century there was a serious check to the increase of population, but at the end of the century a considerable increase occurred, and in the middle of the 19th century the enormous annual increase became particularly marked.
Nevertheless, in very deep and large mines the time consumed in handling the men may make serious inroads on the time available for hoisting ore.
This has a serious effect on the health and efficiency of the workmen employed, and in extreme cases may even result in increased cost of mining operations.
The efficiency of such ventilating furnaces is low, and they cannot safely be used in mines producing fire-damp. They are sometimes the cause of underground fires, and they are always a source of danger when by any chance the ventilating current becomes reversed, in which case the products of combustion, containing large quantities of carbon dioxide, will be drawn into the mine to the serious danger of the men.
As will be seen from this diagram the most serious source of death and injury is not found in mine explosions, but in the fall of rocks and mineral in the working places.
Absolute security is impossible, as is proved by the many and serious disasters under the most stringent laws and careful regulations that can be devised.
As a preliminary to his undertaking a serious land campaign on the shores of the Aegean, the general felt himself obliged to concentrate his forces in Egypt, and to prepare them there for the hazardous undertaking to which they were to be committed.
The troops detailed for " Y " beach had also got into serious difficulties, and as it turned out they had to be withdrawn next morning.
But after a sanguinary contest the assailants met with repulse, and from that date onwards no serious offensive operation was attempted by the Allies in the Dardanelles campaign.
The tempestuous weather, moreover, created serious damage at most of the landing-places, where solidly constructed jetties were in some instances completely demolished by the seas.
Moreover, the difficulties in the way of supposing that the author of Acts could at an earlier period of his life have been a companion of St Paul do not seem to be so serious as some critics think.
On the 14th of November 1885 the British field force crossed the frontier, and advanced to Mandalay without incurring any serious resistance.
This was a more serious task than the overthrow of the Burmese government, and occupied four years.
It is, in fact, admitted that some of the glasses, most useful optically, the dense barium crown glasses, which are so widely used in modern photographic lenses, cannot be produced entirely free either from noticeable colour or from numerous small bubbles, while the chemical nature of these glasses is so sensitive that considerable care is required to protect the surfaces of lenses made from them if serious tarnishing is to be avoided.
In the walls and floor of the kiln special cooling channels or air passages are provided and by gradually opening these to atmospheric circulation the cooling is considerably accelerated while a very even distribution of temperature is obtained; by these means even the largest slabs can now be cooled in three or four days and are nevertheless sufficiently well annealed to be free from any serious internal stress.
The Mahommedans promptly responded to the challenge, for the danger was too serious to be neglected; the Sikh army was dispersed and two of Guru Govind Singh's sons were murdered at Sirhind by the governor of that fortress, and his mother died of grief at the cruel death of her grandchildren.