I’ve taken a collection of photos in which everyone looks serious. It’s my favorite expression, since I myself am so often locked in seriousness at work or school. It’s hard to relate to others while studying or trying not to make an error.
Want to see some good examples of how to use seriousness in a sentence? Here are some from the Britannica Online Reference Center:
“The adoption of Hellenistic education did not proceed, however, without a certain adaptation to the Latin temperament: the Romans showed a marked reserve toward Greek athleticism, which shocked both their morals and their sense of the deep seriousness of life.”
And this one about Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini: “His combination of intellectual seriousness and extraordinary technical brilliance have given him a unique standing in the concert world.”
Hard hat up high: A construction worker studies his handy work at the site of a new apartment building across from Harbor Point Tennis and Swim Club in Mill Valley on March 30. Photo credit: Peter Erikson
The dirt on load-lifting machinery: A worker concentrates at the controls while lifting a chunk of dirt out of the ground at a construction site below the main parking structure at San Francisco State University on April 5. Photo credit: Peter Erikson