Only after weeks of vain effort did the right idea occur to somebody — namely, to utilise the force of gravity. (not reviewed by editor)
The flag was run up and Beasts of England was sung a number of times, then the sheep who had been killed was given a solemn funeral, a hawthorn bush being planted on her grave. (not reviewed by editor)
It had not been possible, he said, to bring back their lamented comrade's remains for interment on the farm, but he had ordered a large wreath to be made from the laurels in the farmhouse garden and sent down to be placed on Boxer's grave. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
assumed the gravity of a judge and said...
the cold insipidity of Lady Middleton was so particularly repulsive, that in comparison of it the gravity of Colonel Brandon, and even the boisterous mirth of Sir John and his mother-in-law was interesting.
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
I have grave doubts.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
I roused the five of you because we are all in grave danger.