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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • And gravely glancing at Mr. Darcy, "There is a fine old saying, which everybody here is of course familiar with: ’Keep your breath to cool your porridge’; and I shall keep mine to swell my song."
  • "I can readily believe," answered he gravely, "that reports may vary greatly with respect to me; and I could wish, Miss Bennet, that you were not to sketch my character at the present moment, as there is reason to fear that the performance would reflect no credit on either."
  • "Were it certain that Lady Catherine would think so," said Mr. Collins very gravely—"but I cannot imagine that her ladyship would at all disapprove of you.
  • To this Mary very gravely replied, "Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures!

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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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