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But though Evgenie Pavlovitch had put his questions to the prince with no other purpose but to enjoy the joke of his simple-minded seriousness, yet now, at his answer, he was surprised into some seriousness himself, and looked gravely at Muishkin as though he had not expected that sort of answer at all.
You should hear the things he says sometimes, apparently in perfect seriousness.
As she talked to her friends her eyes for the moment seemed to have lost their seriousness.
Jeering at the White Logic, I go out to join my guests at table, and with assumed seriousness to discuss the current magazines and the silly doings of the world's day, whipping every trick and ruse of controversy through all the paces of paradox and persiflage.
Vronsky openly flirted with Kitty at balls, danced with her, and came continually to the house, consequently there could be no doubt of the seriousness of his intentions.
And when, on the morrow, she presented Elizabeth to me as her promised gift, I, with childish seriousness, interpreted her words literally and looked upon Elizabeth as mine--mine to protect, love, and cherish.
It could not be said that she was less playful, whimsical, or natural, than she always had been; but it seemed, her husband thought, as if there were some rather graver reason than he had supposed for what she had so lately said, and as if throughout all this, there were glimpses of an underlying seriousness.
The Duke addressed the priest with great seriousness.
He stared with an almost comical seriousness at his bald forehead, and pointed to a three-cornered cicatrice, long healed, but still discernible.
As part of the evaluation process conducted by Mexico, your participation on this occasion will allow us to identify the commitment and seriousness of the Venezuelan government and opposition to reach an agreement.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] January 9 (ANI): Former Karnataka chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday advised Siddaramaiah to administer with seriousness after the latter questioned his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath for criticising people's food habits.
JATI UMRA -- The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that everyone should show seriousness for timely occurrence of the 2018 general elections.