He can't even realize the seriousness of what he did!
In autumn he gave himself up to hunting with the same business-like seriousness--leaving home for a month, or even two, with his hunt.
But then the seriousness of the matter began to sink in.
In spite of the seriousness of the situation, Dean was forced to stifle a chuckle.
In his later years he overcame the drunkenness that was habitual to him in youth; he developed seriousness of character and unselfish devotion to what lie believed was the cause of patriotism; and he won the respect of men of high character and capacity in France and Holland.
As a proof of the seriousness with which he regarded the literary vocation, it may be mentioned that he used to write out his poems in printed characters, believing that that process best enabled him to understand his own peculiarities and faults, and probably unconscious that Coleridge had recommended some such method of criticism when he said he thought "print settles it."
The seriousness of the damage done is illustrated by the ravages of the larch disease, apple canker, &c.
"Really?" said Pierre, gazing over his spectacles with curiosity and seriousness (for which Princess Mary was specially grateful to him) into Ivanushka's face, who, seeing that she was being spoken about, looked round at them all with crafty eyes.
Madison himself had attempted alternately to prevent war by his "commercial weapons" and to prepare the country for war, but he had met with no success, because of the tricky diplomacy of Great Britain and of France, and because of the general distrust of him coupled with the particular opposition to the war of the prosperous New England Federalists, who suggested with the utmost seriousness that his resignation should be demanded.
The smug expression on her face would have been more irritating if her words hadn't revealed the fact that she didn't know the seriousness of the situation.
Whether it was the panic in my voice or my description of the facts, Jackson was beginning to realize the seriousness of what might be happening in his jurisdiction.
From the very beginning there had been an intensity, a seriousness to the falling flakes that spoke of accumulations far in excess of anything the Deans had seen to date.
The seriousness of Mr. Cooms' concerns convinced me of the wisdom in securing what he suggested.
It may, however, be mentioned that Giraldus Cambrensis and the Speculum Regale state in all seriousness that certain of the inhabitants of Ossory were able at will to assume the form of wolves, and similar stories are not infrequent in Irish romance.
Dean realized from his past experience that being forthcoming and subjecting himself to interrogation without an attorney was naive but the entire idea of his trying to kill Shipton was so ludicrous in his mind, he tended to minimize the seriousness of the situation.
In Austria, whoever commits blasphemy by speech or writing is liable to imprisonment for any term from six months up to ten years, according to the seriousness of the offence.
The change in seriousness of purpose between the Eclogues and the Georgics of Virgil was in a great measure the result of the direction given by the statesman to the poet's genius.
He therefore arranged to meet the classes himself every quarter and gave a ticket "under his own hand to every one whose seriousness and good conversation" he found no reason to doubt.
Here he imbibed in his earlier years a good measure of the hardy simplicity and strong seriousness which the later Romans attributed to the men of the early republic - characteristics which were supposed to linger in the Sabine land after they had fled from the rest of Italy.
The number injured is, indeed, a fact of interest, no less than the number killed, but comparisons under this head are unsatisfactory because it is impracticable or unprofitable to go into sufficient detail to determine the relative seriousness of the injuries.
So little did he understand the seriousness of the situation that, when the laconic message "All is over!"
But beneath it all lay a deep seriousness of purpose and a firm faith in what to him were the fundamental truths of religion.
Even in the deliberately religious and moral work of the more academic poets this seriousness is never more exclusive or oppressive than it is in any other literature of the time.
The dispute, at first of little importance, developed in seriousness during the next year or two, owing to the avowed intention of Russia, which by conquest or treaties with independent chiefs had acquired all the high land between the Caspian and the Black Sea, to take possession of the low lands along the coast, between Anapa and Poti, of which the sultan claimed the sovereignty.
5); of great industry and versatility; combining imaginative enthusiasm and a vein of religious mysticism with a sceptical indifference to popular beliefs and a scorn of religious imposture; and tempering the grave seriousness of a Roman with a genial capacity for enjoyment (Hor.
After the definite partition of Africa among the European powers, Portugal applied herself with some seriousness to exploit Angola and her other African possessions.
Pitt himself had remained silent; but in view)f the seriousness of the crisis and of a threatened illness of the ting, which would have necessitated a regency andin view of he prince of Waless dislike for himhis own permanent ~xcIusion from office, he now put himself forward once more.
Dean shook his head in mock seriousness.
Dean was startled by Weller's seriousness.
Dean said, with dead seriousness.
He Fell Short Of Being A Truly Great Poet, Inasmuch As Great Poetry Must, Which His Does Not, Touch Life At Many Points, But His Verses Are Marked By The Qualities That Belonged To The Man Sincerity, Purity, Seriousness.
He still didn't see the seriousness of the situation.
The seriousness of Mr. Cooms' concerns convinced me the wisdom in securing what he suggested.
While she was aware of Howie's gift, as she called it, she failed to comprehend the seriousness of the subject and we didn't want to add tinder to the fire.
The decision was commensurate with the seriousness of the crime.
anesthetic properties could make you unaware how seriousness an injury may be.
The seriousness of the songs are honey coated in sweet harmonies and singalong choruses, but don't let that fool you.
competent to supervise in a proposed area, the application will be treated with full seriousness.
detracts from the seriousness (if that is a word) of this debate.
This is in line with Government's desire to take a tougher stance on environmental crime and stresses the seriousness of illegally disposed waste.
downplay the seriousness of what had happened.
Forget the seriousness of racing I enjoy the fun, and it is for anyone.
gantrymotorway gantries give no indication of seriousness of delays either.
Within each frequency grouping, adverse reactions are ranked in order of decreasing seriousness.
indication of the seriousness of the subject.
Despite the seriousness of the comments made by the Employment Tribunal, the Chair did not initiate any further investigation into its findings.
The seriousness with which politicians court media executives reflects the media's potential to make or break the ambitions of would-be political kingpins.
ladyckey (Womens) Jesus College has two ladies hockey teams catering for all abilities and levels of seriousness.
laity in many denominations hold with great seriousness.
Why, the very seriousness was only all the more provocative of laughter: a more cunning way of making merriment.
In fact, his eyes were almost playful now, contrasting against the seriousness of the previous night.
po-faced seriousness of an actor consumed by his craft.
Bruce's Watson is a humourous foil to Rathbone's intense seriousness - although Holmes himself is not averse to the odd witty quip.
Treated with a seriousness and dignity, well tempered by gentle humor, at times they actually seem more self-aware than the adults.
often slow-moving scenes also shifted unconvincingly between stylized comedy to seriousness, for the sake of clunky plot development.
underestimate the seriousness of this matter, Agent Mulder.
underlines the seriousness of the problem and members of the community are demanding urgent action by the authorities.
In all seriousness, resist the urge to do this.
Here's a story that clearly does n't wallow in its own seriousness.
Seriousness in security is still measured by the yardstick of expenditure of GDP on military power.
It may be safely stated that Lotze would allow much latitude to individual convictions, as indeed it is evident that the empty notion of an absolute can only become living and significant to us in the same degree as experience and thought have taught us to realize the seriousness of life, the significance of creation, the value of the beautiful and the good, and the supreme worth of personal holiness.
The real meaning of Lotze's teaching is reached only by patient study, and those who in a larger or narrower sense call themselves his followers will probably feel themselves indebted to him more for the general direction he has given to their thoughts, for the tone he has imparted to their inner life, for the seriousness with which he has taught them to consider even small affairs and practical duties, and for the indestructible confidence with which his philosophy permits them to disregard the materialism of science, the scepticism of shallow culture, the disquieting results of philosophical and historical criticism.
His undoubted seriousness and his immense personal reputation did not, however, save him from the excesses of calumny and misinterpretation; and in order to impose some moderation upon his aspersers the duke thought it necessary to send a challenee to one of the most violent of these, the earl of Winchelsea.
Bruce 's Watson is a humourous foil to Rathbone 's intense seriousness - although Holmes himself is not averse to the odd witty quip.
But mainly, seriousness, whether situations or self-involved people.
Often slow-moving scenes also shifted unconvincingly between stylized comedy to seriousness, for the sake of clunky plot development.
MULDER: Sir... SKINNER: Do n't underestimate the seriousness of this matter, Agent Mulder.
Very High Cost Cases are by their nature cases of the utmost seriousness.
Here 's a story that clearly does n't wallow in its own seriousness.
State penalties can vary drastically depending on the seriousness of the crime, the cost to the victims and whether the thief is a first-time offender.
In all seriousness, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a welcomed antidote to a stressful day; it's the perfect embodiment of tuning in and dropping out.
More schools recognize the seriousness of this problem and have developed strategies to help deal with them.
Even though chores aren't much fun, take the seriousness out of it and have a little fun.
Again, because of the potential seriousness of the reactions, see your doctor before making any treatment plans.
Being able to go out with friends, have a few drinks and forget about the seriousness of school can be a stress reliever when drinking is kept within reason.
Because this is a medical matter, it is our hope that the press will appreciate the seriousness of the situation and respect the privacy of Lindsay as well as the other patients receiving treatment at the facility."
Things started to seem as though they were venturing further into seriousness when Holly introduced her new boyfriend to her parents - something she claims she has never done before.
Your infant's party attire should reflect this seriousness.
Learning your dog's eating preferences can go a long way in determining the seriousness of a skipped meal.
Consequences for inappropriate behavior depend on the seriousness of the behavior.
Otherwise, any seriousness to the game would make it unbelievable.
Due to the seriousness of nut allergies and other allergies that can cause anaphylaxis, some school districts have created policies that forbid nuts on school premises and do not allow students to trade food at lunch.
This action results in a sprain, and its seriousness depends on how badly the ligaments are torn.
Measles vaccine should not be given to pregnant women, however, in spite of the seriousness of gestational measles.
Denial may cause a person to be completely unaware of the seriousness of the substance use or may cause the person to greatly underestimate the degree of the problem and its effects on his or her life.
However, family conflict or problems at school contribute to the seriousness of the symptoms.
In addition to other factors, it was the number of interest only loans in the state that contributed to the seriousness of the housing market crash.
With so many years between high school and marriage, many couples felt they needed to commemorate the seriousness of their relationship in some way.
In all seriousness, you'll more than likely find yourself drawn to men who appear mysterious or brooding in some way.
They prefer to embrace seriousness and remain conservative.
Of course, Noel laughs at her, but Felicity insists on the seriousness of her statement.
In all seriousness, though, you really can look sexy in women's winter pajamas.
The cost for acne scar treatments rises as the seriousness of the condition increases.
Despite the seriousness of his condition, Armstrong's cancer went into remission in 1998.
This underlines the seriousness of the problem and members of the community are demanding urgent action by the authorities.
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