Example sentences for: sternly

How can you use “sternly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Other photographers of Levinthal's generation, such as Cindy Sherman, have testified to the influence of "Hitler Moves East" in pushing photography away from the sternly mimetic documentary style of the 1960s toward a more playful, artificial relation to the world.

  • George Will has written column after column sermonizing about First Amendment excesses, lecturing sternly about the difference between "speech" and "action," and ridiculing the idea that (for example) flag-burning sends a political message and therefore qualifies for First Amendment protection.

  • For what were Freud's followers, in the sanctum sanctorum of sternly silent analysts who conduct long-term analyses with patients lying on couches, in this impossible time for the famously impossible profession, up to?

  • One minute you're cooking the first-prize-winning recipe in the Pillsbury BAKE-OFF® (chicken thighs with a sweet-and-sour Old El Paso® salsa, currants, and honey sauce, served on couscous), and the next you're composing the sternly Mediterranean endive, fennel, and orange salad from the latest cookbook by Paula Wolfert, the most rigorous scholar in American cookbook writing.

  • On the south side of Nanjing Road is People’s Park (Renmin Gongyuan), which used to feature a racecourse, but gambling is sternly condemned in the People’s Republic.


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