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Definitionvery serious; or very bad; or causing grief
- He had been active and healthy, yet his strength left him suddenly; and when he was confined to the chimney-corner he grew grievously irritable.Chapter 5 (2% in)
- Linton had slid from his seat on to the hearthstone, and lay writhing in the mere perverseness of an indulged plague of a child, determined to be as grievous and harassing as it can.Chapter 23 (58% in)
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