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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • She liked him—in spite of his gravity and reserve, she beheld in him an object of interest.
  • So do I.—He is such a charming man, that it is quite a pity he should be so grave and so dull.
  • Her husband was a grave looking young man of five or six and twenty, with an air of more fashion and sense than his wife, but of less willingness to please or be pleased.
  • "Why, to be sure," said her husband, very gravely, "that would make great difference.
  • "Yes," he replied gravely, "once I have.
  • "Another year or two may do much towards it," he gravely replied; "but however there is still a great deal to be done.

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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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