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a serious head injury
It's not a serious problem – we should be able to fix it easily.
An accident like this poses a serious threat to the environment.
The sale of the company will have serious implications for people's jobs.
I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were being serious.
The police have made no serious attempt to address these issues.
I'm not convinced they're serious about the deal.
Do you think Mike's serious about going to live in New York?
"Are you serious about leaving your job?" "Dead serious."
We'll have to give the situation some serious thought.
Peter seems serious but he actually has a good sense of humor.
Is it getting serious with you and June?
He's never had a serious relationship with anyone.
My father is a serious runner.
We did some serious hiking last weekend.
It's time you made some serious money.
Be serious! How would we pay for a vacation in the Bahamas?
You can't be serious! You're actually going to lend him money again?
This is the American English definition of serious. View British English definition of serious.
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