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Stern

(stern),
Heinrich, U.S. physician, 1868-1918. See: Stern posture.
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For fully five minutes Van Helsing stood looking at her, with his face at its sternest.
I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasureable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible.
Ralph drew back in utter amazement at this plain speaking, and regarded Kate with the sternest look.
The cold stone tombs of centuries ago grow warm; and flecks of brightness dart into the sternest marble corners of the building, fluttering there like wings.
Their looks were very sad, and might have moved the sternest visitor to tears, but not to that kind of sorrow which the contemplation of the men awakens.
BY NEIL MOXLEY NOTTINGHAM FOREST'S Jordan Smith has been taking tips from goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton ahead of his sternest examination in the game.
Summary: Surprise leaders Safa will face their sternest examination of the season when they host champions Ahed in a top-of-the-table clash Friday in matchday nine of the Lebanese Premier League.
Advocate Obaid Al Mazmi, the lawyer of the victim's family, handed presiding judge Abdul Wahhab a civil lawsuit in which he asked the court to implement the sternest punishment (capital sentence) and sought Dh21,000 in civil compensation.
Hiddink saw his side face one of their sternest tests since he began his second spell before recovering to beat Southampton at St Mary's.
SPENNYMOOR Town face the sternest test of their play-off credentials today when they travel to Bamber Bridge.
Philippines President Benigno Aquino faces his sternest test following the failed operation to flush out militants, who had apparently taken refuge with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (Milf) fighters in the troubled region of Mindanao.
Hibs, now under the stewardship of former Everton defender Alan Stubbs, should provide the Gers with one of their sternest tests and Ibrox gaffer Ally McCoist has rolled back the years by pairing strikers Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller alongside each other.