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grievous
used in The Return of the King

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Definition very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
  • But Sam was now sorrowful at heart, and it seemed to him that if the parting would be bitter, more grievous still would be the long road home alone.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- The Grey Havens (90% in)
grievous = terrible (causing grief)
  • Then it seemed to Gimli and Legolas who were nearby that she wept, and in one so stern and proud that seemed the more grievous.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- The Passing of the Grey Company (71% in)
  • But Arod, the horse of Rohan, refused the way, and he stood sweating and trembling in a fear that was grievous to see.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- The Passing of the Grey Company (78% in)
  • He had said farewell to Eowyn above in the Hold, and the memory was grievous; but now he turned his mind to the road that lay ahead.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Muster of Rohan (86% in)
  • For the companies were grievously reduced.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (63% in)
  • Now at last they passed into the high circles of the City, and in the light of morning they went their way towards the Houses of Healing; and these were fair houses set apart, for the care of those who were grievously sick, but now they were prepared for the tending of men hurt in battle or dying.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- The Pyre of Denethor (77% in)
  • I have seen a sight upon the field that is very grievous to my heart, and greater sorrow may yet come to pass.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- The Pyre of Denethor (96% in)
  • He has well repaid my trust; for if Elrond had not yielded to me, neither of you would have set out; and then far more grievous would the evils of this day have been.
    5.8 -- Book 5 Chapter 8 -- The Houses of Healing (14% in)
  • But Aragorn came to Eowyn, and he said: 'Here there is a grievous hurt and a heavy blow.
    5.8 -- Book 5 Chapter 8 -- The Houses of Healing (62% in)
  • 'That is grievous,' she said.
    5.8 -- Book 5 Chapter 8 -- The Houses of Healing (78% in)
  • 'All are weary, and very many have wounds light or grievous,' said Eomer, 'and we have suffered much loss of our horses, and that is ill to bear.
    5.9 -- Book 5 Chapter 9 -- The Last Debate (87% in)
  • Even so things might have gone far otherwise, if Gollum himself had remained unchanged; but whatever dreadful paths, lonely and hungry and waterless, he had trodden, driven by a devouring desire and a terrible fear, they had left grievous marks on him.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (73% in)

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