be serious

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  • Why should men play this game when there were serious things of life? Cited from The Girl at the Halfway House, by Emerson Hough
  • A fellow never can get you to be serious for two minutes together. Cited from Mr. Scarborough's Family, by Anthony Trollope
  • You know how hard it is to get people to be serious there. Cited from The King's Jackal, by Richard Harding Davis
  • This points to the fact that the girls are serious about their business.
  • To attempt to be serious all the time is never to be at rest. Cited from Germany and the Germans, by Price Collier
  • But it is of great importance, and therefore we must both be serious. Cited from Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories, by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • The question said that it was not a time to be serious. Cited from Over the Pass, by Frederick Palmer
  • The enemy were close, and there would be serious work in a minute. Cited from For Fortune and Glory, by Lewis Hough
  • At any rate, when they were not silent these men still were serious. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • Be serious if you want, only don't take so long about it. Cited from The Lion and The Mouse, by Charles Klein
  • But then any one playing at anything has to be serious. Cited from Tremendous Trifles, by G.K. Chesterton
  • But if we have to man the walls, too, the matter would be serious. Cited from Saint Bartholomew's Eve, by G. A. Henty
  • That means, he can be serious and responsible when his friends have a big problem.
  • But to be serious, it is a case where one can only hope for the best. Cited from Till the Clock Stops, by John Joy Bell
  • How do I know you are speaking truth, now you are serious? Cited from The Fortunes of Nigel, by Sir Walter Scott
  • Things that are serious to him are, I fear, only light to you. Cited from The Belton Estate, Anthony Trollope
  • Many of the best and most effective stories are serious in character. Cited from Talks on Talking, by Grenville Kleiser
  • Of course, there are women who are serious and all that. Cited from The Patient Observer, by Simeon Strunsky
  • There was no getting her, for a moment, even to be serious. Cited from Lorna Doone, by R. D. Blackmore
  • I have a weight on my mind; so do be serious, if you can. Cited from Love Me Little, Love Me Long,by Charles Reade
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