But getting cyclists to don a hard-shelled helmet, which can lessen the risks of serious injury, has been a global challenge.
Ahmed Zeyran, 24, had serious reservations when his parents told him he should find a wife among the girls at the Kilis camp.
There was a moment when I felt that I better get serious as an author.
Her choice to undergo this serious surgery and then make her personal experience public drew both praise and concern.
Studies have shown that serious mental illness correlates with higher rates of child neglect and abuse.
The suggestion is worthy of the serious consideration of the Pophamites.
While a Treasury surplus is not the greatest evil, it is a serious evil.
The Herr Doctor smiled graciously: 'This is, indeed, serious,' he said.
She knew that this jesting choice would have serious import.
That, I fancy, is a serious lesson of history—and of philosophy.
mid-15c., "expressing earnest purpose or thought" (of persons), from Middle French sérieux "grave, earnest" (14c.), from Late Latin seriosus, from Latin serius "weighty, important, grave," probably from a PIE root *swer- (4) "heavy" (cf. Lithuanian sveriu "to weigh, lift," svarus "heavy;" Old English swære "heavy," German schwer "heavy," Gothic swers "honored, esteemed," literally "weighty"). As opposite of jesting, from 1712; as opposite of light (of music, theater, etc.), from 1762. Meaning "attended with danger" is from 1800.
serious se·ri·ous (sēr'ē-əs)
Being of such import as to cause anxiety, as of a physical condition.