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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • It was a grave and ordered and passionless life that awaited him, a life without material cares.
  • He shook the poker gravely and nodded his head at the fellow out of third of grammar.
  • —But did so much good, Simon, said the little old man gravely.
  • As he stood silent in the middle of the room she came over to him and embraced him gaily and gravely.
  • The rector went on gravely: —You are all familiar with the story of the life of saint Francis Xavier, I suppose, the patron of your college.
  • The priest let the blindcord fall to one side and, uniting his hands, leaned his chin gravely upon them, communing with himself.
  • The shadow, then, of the life of the college passed gravely over his consciousness.
  • Stephen followed also with his ears the accents and intervals of the priest’s voice as he spoke gravely and cordially of indifferent themes, the vacation which had just ended, the colleges of the order abroad, the transference of masters.
  • The professor began to juggle gravely with the terms pure science and applied science.
  • In the inner hall the dean of studies stood talking to a young professor, stroking his chin gravely and nodding his head.
  • The squat student did not eat it but, indulging his special humour, said gravely, still tittering and prodding his phrase with his umbrella: —Do you intend thatů.

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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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