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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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Brave New World
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  • "Never put off till to-morrow the fun you can have to-day," she said gravely.
  • In a little grassy bay between tall clumps of Mediterranean heather, two children, a little boy of about seven and a little girl who might have been a year older, were playing, very gravely and with all the focussed attention of scientists intent on a labour of discovery, a rudimentary sexual game.
  • Besides," he added more gravely, "I wanted to do a bit of propaganda; I was trying to engineer them into feeling as I’d felt when I wrote the rhymes.
  • "Mother," he repeated loudly rubbing in the science; and, leaning back in his chair, "These," he said gravely, "are unpleasant facts; I know it.

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  • Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
  • It was the day of the funeral and she was in a grave mood.

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