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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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Jane Eyre
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  • If you did, it would be in such a grave, quiet manner, I should mistake it for sense.
  • "Some natural tears she shed" on being told this; but as I began to look very grave, she consented at last to wipe them.
  • I told her something on that point about an hour ago which made her look wondrous grave: the corners of her mouth fell half an inch.
  • What does that grave smile signify?
  • "They don’t look grave and mysterious, as if they had heard something strange?"
  • Then the importance of the process quickly steadied her, and by the time she had her curls arranged in well-smoothed, drooping clusters, her pink satin frock put on, her long sash tied, and her lace mittens adjusted, she looked as grave as any judge.
  • I maintained a grave silence for some minutes.
  • I followed with lagging step, and thoughts busily bent on discovering a means of extrication; but he himself looked so composed and so grave also, I became ashamed of feeling any confusion: the evil — if evil existent or prospective there was — seemed to lie with me only; his mind was unconscious and quiet.
  • She stood at the bottom of the long room, on the hearth; for there was a fire at each end; she surveyed the two rows of girls silently and gravely.
  • He listened very gravely; his face, as I went on, expressed more concern than astonishment; he did not immediately speak when I had concluded.
  • Mrs. Fairfax surprised me by looking out of the window with a sad countenance, and saying gravely — "Miss Eyre, will you come to breakfast?"
  • I did not know it, even when, on the occasion of Mesrour’s accident, it came up and gravely offered me help.
  • And THIS is what I wished to have" (laying his hand on my shoulder): "this young girl, who stands so grave and quiet at the mouth of hell, looking collectedly at the gambols of a demon, I wanted her just as a change after that fierce ragout.

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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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