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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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  • All this caused the general to look grave and important.
  • With a grave and ceremonious air, Marfa Borisovna motioned the prince to a chair at one of the card-tables.
  • The words were spoken in a grave tone, and even somewhat shyly.
  • The prince looked at him gravely.
  • Everybody was talking loudly, making remarks and comments; some discussed the affair gravely, others laughed.
  • Expectation and suspense were on every face, with the exception of that of the prince, who stood gravely wondering how an affair so entirely personal could have awakened such lively and widespread interest in so short a time.
  • "Yes, SERIOUSLY," said the general, gravely.
  • But Dr. Schneider frowns ever more and more and shakes his head; he hints that the brain is fatally injured; he does not as yet declare that his patient is incurable, but he allows himself to express the gravest fears.
  • But though Evgenie Pavlovitch had put his questions to the prince with no other purpose but to enjoy the joke of his simple-minded seriousness, yet now, at his answer, he was surprised into some seriousness himself, and looked gravely at Muishkin as though he had not expected that sort of answer at all.
  • "Because," replied Aglaya gravely, "in the poem the knight is described as a man capable of living up to an ideal all his life.

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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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