Definitions starting with S

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[Krio idem KED; cf. OED serious giving cause for anxiety (of the condition, not the person)] adj. very ill: She was so serious we think she was going to die (COB). (Gen.) for serious or for seriousness [cf. OED in seriousness, obs.] phr. in earnest: 1940 Find out for serious who gon pay fer it (Dupuch 104).

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Last update: 2011-08-11 17:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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