After a stern media backlash, Dunham decided to pay her opening acts and, predictably, all was forgiven.
Even though they went out for part of the time that stern was seeing Brossard, this woman said she never heard mention of her.
I know this for a fact because Mr. Stein, our principal, repeated this to us in stern tones in his office later that day.
Sir Nicholas stern is author of the stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.
Amid the din, Liebling heard the welcome rattling of the stern anchor being dislodged.
Quickly the light died out of his face, leaving it stern and austere.
And Clif was seated in the stern, heading for the big merchantman.
Proud of her resourcefulness she looked askance at Sofya's serious, stern face.
An instant after Clif clambered over the stern into the boat.
He beckoned to Mr. Weller and said, in a stern voice, "Take his skates off!"
Old English styrne "severe, strict," from Proto-Germanic *sternijaz (cf. Middle High German sterre, German starr "stiff," störrig "obstinate;" Gothic andstaurran "to be stiff;" Old Norse stara; Old English starian "to look or gaze upon"), from PIE root *ster-, *star- "be rigid" (see sterile).
c.1300, "hind part of a ship, steering gear of a ship," probably from Old Norse stjorn "a steering," related to styra "to guide" (see steer (v.)). Or the word may come from Old Frisian stiarne "rudder," which is also related to steer (v.).