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.
There are no more uses of "grave" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
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.