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Strict or exacting in standards
“The government decided that stern measures had to be taken to quell the uprising.”
Forbidding or grim in appearance
“Ricky's mother's expression was stern after she discovered that he had skipped school again.”
The rear of a ship
“Luke was found by himself at the stern of the ship, just staring away into the sky.”
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