Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Marked by severity; repelling.

Part of speech: noun

The aft part of a ship, boat, etc.

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Usage examples "stern":

  1. With tears which he saw not, Rachel looked at the stern, selfish old man, whom she called her father. - "Rachel Gray", Julia Kavanagh.
  2. " No." The captain was silent a full minute, and his face grew stern. - "Christmas Eve on Lonesome and Other Stories", John Fox, Jr..
  3. His eyes were as stern as his lips. - "The Sisters-In-Law", Gertrude Atherton.