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Definitions of stern

  1.   the rear part of a ship
  2.   of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor forbidding in aspect an austere expression a stern face
  3.   severe and unremitting in making demands an exacting instructor a stern disciplinarian strict standards
  4.   not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty grim determination grim necessity Russia's final hour it seemed approached with inexorable certainty relentless persecution the stern demands of parenthood
  5.   United States concert violinist born in Russia in 1920
  6.   nautical pertaining to the after part of a vessel
  7.   the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on he deserves a good kick in the butt are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing
  8.   The black tern
  9.   Having a certain hardness or severity of nature manner or aspect hard severe rigid rigorous austere fixed unchanging unrelenting hence serious resolute harsh as a sternresolve a stern necessity a stern heart a stern gaze a stern decree
  10.   The helm or tiller of a vessel or boat also the rudder
  11.   The after or rear end of a ship or other vessel or of a boat the part opposite to the stem or prow
  12.   Fig The post of management or direction
  13.   The hinder part of anything
  14.   The tail of an animal now used only of the tail of a dog
  15.   Being in the stern or being astern as the stern davits
  16.   Severe or harsh in disposition or character strict proceeding from such a nature hard as a stern command or look firm rigid unyielding as stern discipline forbidding as a stern rocky coast
  17.   The after or rear part of a vessel
  18.   Sternly
  19.   Sternness
  20.   Severe of countenance manner or feeling austere harsh unrelenting steadfast
  21.   The hindpart of a vessel
  22.   Hinder aft
  23.   Severe austere unrelenting rigid
  24.   The hinder part of a ship
  25.   Marked by severity repelling
  26.   The aft part of a ship boat etc
  27.   Severe in expression austere severe of manner harsh rigidly steadfast immovable unrelenting
  28.   The hind part of a ship
  29.   Severe in countenance in manners or in feelings harsh unrelenting
  30.   The after part of a ship

Quotes of stern

  1. I have to say though it's a little strange doing both because Durant is very straight and stern and austere – Corbin Bernsen
  2. To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship which illuminate only the track it has passed – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  3. I think that the truth is a really stern taskmistress – Carrie Fisher
  4. It is funny because the guy who is my boss now Howard Stern has a similarity there He got big being a regular guy He wasn't the greatest looking guy in the world – Artie Lange
  5. When I got on Stern I realized that this was the one job where you could be really honest and open almost like Richard Pryor or something You can be honest about your life and get laughs – Artie Lange
  6. Brilliantly lit from stem to stern she looked like a sagging birthday cake – Walter Lord
  7. False happiness renders men stern and proud and that happiness is never communicated True happiness renders them kind and sensible and that happiness is always shared – Charles de Montesquieu
  8. To the stern student of affairs Beirut is a phenomenon beguiling perhaps but quite quite impossible – Jan Morris
  9. I don't blame David Stern because a player gets on the court and he doesn't put out competitively No one can make you play if you don't want to play – Oscar Robertson
  10. I'm from New York so I'm a big Howard Stern fan – Stephen Root
  11. Time's stern tide with cold Oblivion's wave Shall soon dissolve each fair each fading charm – Anna Seward

Usage examples for stern

  1. Look at this stern – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  2. His face grew stern again – Historic Girls by E. S. Brooks
  3. It was the stern Picton himself who spoke – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  4. Her face was soft but its beauty made it stern and it was easy to see that her heart too was stern and absorbed in her beauty – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  5. The kind voice was rather stern – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  6. We will stand on as we are going however and cross her stern we shall then perhaps get a chance to make out her name – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  7. “ A slight tall figure stern and pale very quiet and grave he stood before us and spoke those tremendous words ” – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  8. Claire did not speak but stood there as if turned to stone her eyes fixed upon the cold stern face of Richard Linnell as he stood back by the door – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. He got all Grace's letters and read them and it was only by a stern effort he kept still at all – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  10. The little machine was well toward the stern of the giant now and they lowered it till it was on a level with the torn metal – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  11. Her eye was cold searching and stern – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  12. The Commissioner's voice was stern – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  13. You'll have to tell the doctor to be stern with me – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  14. Grim determination made her face stern and she looked older than she really was – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  15. In like manner the strange stern facts of life fought now for Kenneth Blair – White Fire by John Oxenham
  16. “ I knew of the engagement only a day ago he answered with stern effort at self control – The Deserter by Charles King
  17. “ A light broke upon him and his face grew stern – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  18. “ Dickson was determined and stern – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  19. Jimmy asked in a stern voice – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  20. Toward afternoon the sailors got together forward and left Hazel and Miss Rolleston alone in the stern – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault

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