in all seriousness


: in a serious way
used to stress that a statement, question, etc., is not a joke
"I was the queen of England in a previous life," she said in all seriousness.
In all seriousness, if he does propose, what will you say?

Examples of in all seriousness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, in all seriousness, Murphy is a good dad, Morgan reiterated. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2023 But in all seriousness, the new SharePlay feature available to those who’ve upgraded their Apple’s software (that’s: iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, tvOS 15.1, and macOS Monterey 12.1) seems like a great time to interact with friends and family, supporting up to 32 people in one session. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, 15 Dec. 2021 But in all seriousness, Olsen’s performance in Love & Death is nothing but a knockout. James Grebey, Vulture, 28 Apr. 2023 But in all seriousness, to get rid of gnats for good, be sure to keep your home as clean as possible and wash your fruits and veggies as soon as possible after purchasing and then store in the fridge. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 21 May 2021 But in all seriousness, something campy and cameo-stuffed, heavy on music and style and light on plot (akin to A Hard Day's Night) would be money in the bank. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 1 Dec. 2020 Promoters told me in all seriousness that letting in women who were merely slim rather than thin could really damage a club’s reputation. Ashley Mears, The Economist, 26 June 2020 But in all seriousness, both require a strong sense of artistry, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate a message through visuals. Fidel Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2023 But in all seriousness, the ornaments can really make the tree, giving it all sorts of personality and style. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 5 Dec. 2022

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“In all seriousness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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