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grave
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

18 uses
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1  —10 uses as in:
Her manner was grave.
Definition serious and/or solemn

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  • You were in gravest peril while you wore the Ring,
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (18% in)
gravest = most serious
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Strider looked down at Bilbo gravely.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (77% in)
  • 'So it was indeed,' answered Elrond gravely.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (13% in)
  • "So you have come, Gandalf," he said to me gravely; but in his eyes there seemed to be a white light, as if a cold laughter was in his heart.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (60% in)
  • If the return to Iarwain be thought too dangerous, then flight to the Sea is now fraught with gravest peril.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (86% in)
  • 'None here can do so,' said Elrond gravely.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (87% in)
  • He looked gravely at Frodo.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (15% in)
  • 'You speak gravely,' said Elrond, 'but I am in doubt.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (20% in)
  • On him alone is any charge laid: neither to cast away the Ring, nor to deliver it to any servant of the Enemy nor indeed to let any handle it, save members of the Company and the Council, and only then in gravest need.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (39% in)
  • 'He would be rash indeed that said that thing,' said Galadriel gravely.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Mirror of Galadriel (24% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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  • Very tall they were, and the Lady no less tall than the Lord; and they were grave and beautiful.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Mirror of Galadriel (13% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The wizard's face remained grave and attentive, and only a flicker in his deep eyes showed that he was startled and indeed alarmed.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (64% in)
  • Strider looked grave.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (77% in)
  • Glorfindel caught Frodo as he sank to the ground, and taking him gently in his arms he looked in his face with grave anxiety.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (75% in)
  • To Frodo his dangerous flight, and the rumours of the darkness growing in the world outside, already seemed only the memories of a troubled dream; but the faces that were turned to meet them as they entered were grave.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (2% in)
  • What roads would any dare to tread, what safety would there be in quiet lands, or in the homes of simple men at night, if the Dunedain were asleep, or were all gone into the grave?
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (30% in)
  • ' Boromir looked in surprise at Bilbo, but the laughter died on his lips when he saw that all the others regarded the old hobbit with grave respect.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (96% in)
  • Sam's wound was not deep, but it looked ugly, and Aragorn's face was grave as he examined it.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Lothlorien (16% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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