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Stern

(stern),
Heinrich, U.S. physician, 1868-1918. See: Stern posture.
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He said that firms that do not comply would be dealt with sternly.
Plusinfo and Sloboden pecat wrote back in February that Feith's proposal to mediate the resolution of the crisis was sternly refused by Foreign Minister Poposki.
Amid the tensions, Moscow sternly warned cash-strapped Ukraine that its pay for Russian gas would only last for a few more days.
Recently, activist shareholders wrote a sternly worded letter to the board of directors of investment firm Biglari, and now the topic of executive compensation is taking center stage in the technology sector as well.
Security rushed over to a fan who tried to catch the candid moment and sternly told them: "Don't even try it.
Summary: Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.
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Johannesburg, Apr 11 ( ANI ): The judge at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial had reportedly sternly reprimanded the chief prosecutor for laughing 'scornfully' at the Blade Runner during his interrogation on Thursday, and told him to restrain himself.
It's about time these people were dealt with more sternly BOB BALL Why do they get PS200 to decorate?
The chief minister has made it clear that any encroachment done by the self- styled godman will be dealt with sternly and the land will be vested with the state government.
And in TV terms at least it will be a very different affair from the coronation 60 years ago when the Abbey had to be renovated to hold in excess of 8,000 guests - more than four times its usual capacity - and the BBC was sternly warned "No close-ups".
South Korea's military remain on high alert with its top leaders vowing to sternly retaliate if attacked by the North.