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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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War and Peace
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  • This hussar, with a grave face and without a smile or a change in the expression of his fixed eyes, watched the regimental commander’s back and mimicked his every movement.
  • Au chef du gouvernement francais," said Dolgorukov, with grave satisfaction.
  • But at noon the adjutant of the regiment came into Rostov’s and Denisov’s dugout with a grave and serious face and regretfully showed them a paper addressed to Major Denisov from the regimental commander in which inquiries were made about yesterday’s occurrence.
  • Natasha was calm, though a severe and grave expression had again settled on her face.
  • He would sit in his study with a grave air, reading—a task he first imposed upon himself as a duty, but which afterwards became a habit affording him a special kind of pleasure and a consciousness of being occupied with serious matters.
  • Having heard Rostov to the end, the general shook his head gravely.
  • But in these great endeavors we are gravely hampered by the political institutions of today.
  • "Yes, they worked all day and didn’t play!" remarked the tall, round-faced peasant gravely, pointing with a significant wink at the dictionaries that were on the top.
  • To each new arrival Anna Pavlovna said, "You have not yet seen my aunt," or "You do not know my aunt?" and very gravely conducted him or her to a little old lady, wearing large bows of ribbon in her cap, who had come sailing in from another room as soon as the guests began to arrive; and slowly turning her eyes from the visitor to her aunt, Anna Pavlovna mentioned each one’s name and then left them.

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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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