Definition of Sterner

1. n. A director.



Definition of Sterner

1. Adjective. (comparative of stern) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sterner

1. stern [adj] - See also: stern

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sterner

stern chasers
sterna
sternage
sternages
sternal
sternally
sternbergite
sterncastle
sterncastles
sterndrive
sterndrives
sternebra
sternebrae
sternebral
sterned
sterner (current term)
sternest
sternforemost
sterning
sternite
sternites
sternly
sternman
sternness
sternnesses
sterno-
sternochondroscapulares
sternochondroscapularis
sternocleid

Literary usage of Sterner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Study of Ethical Principles by James Seth (1905)
"(6) Subordination of the sterner to the gentler virtues.—A second manifestation of the law of moral progress is found in the gradual subordination of the ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1915)
"sterner-Balner, R. Hg smelting nul in Europe. 191. Sterrett, DB Deposits of mica in US, 282. Stettbacher, A. Detonation of explosive charges, 1248; ..."

3. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"PRESIDENT'S TONE GROWS sterner TOWARDS "TRAITORS." — STRIKING CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR WADE. — FUNERAL CEREMONIES OF THE LATE PRESIDENT. ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"The rebels were chary of their powder, saving it for sterner uses, and anxious to conceal their pieces that they might again employ them at a range of their ..."

5. The Growth of British Policy: An Historical Essay by John Robert Seeley (1895)
"The sterner Republicans in the Holland States wanted to instruct the Princess and her brother to leave the Hague during the visit of the ambassadors; ..."

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