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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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  • "Miss Flite," said Mr. Woodcourt in a grave kind of voice, as if he were appealing to her while speaking to us, and laying his hand gently on her arm, "Miss Flite describes her illness with her usual accuracy.
  • Allan proceeds to tell him all he knows about Jo, unto which the trooper listens with a grave face.
  • "I don’t say that," returned Mr. Kenge gravely.
  • He nodded gravely.
  • His manner is the gravely impressive manner of a man who has not committed himself in life otherwise than as he has become the victim of a tender sorrow of the heart.
  • "The muffled drums," said Mr. George, turning to Richard and me and gravely shaking his head.
  • He smokes gravely and marches in slow time.
  • "I don’t suspect anything more than I know, William," returns the other gravely.
  • "Hum!" says he gravely.
  • Charley laid down her pen, the copy being finished, opened and shut her cramped little hand, looked gravely at the page, half in pride and half in doubt, and got up, and dropped me a curtsy.
  • Mr. Tulkinghorn had listened gravely to this complaint and inquires when the stationer has finished, "And that’s all, is it, Snagsby?"
  • When I depict it as a beautiful case, you see, miss," Mr. Bucket goes on, glancing gravely at Sir Leicester, "I mean from my point of view.
  • "Aye, and even in gen-teel families, in high families, in great families," says Mr. Bucket, again gravely eyeing Sir Leicester aside.
  • Allan stood behind him watching him gravely.
  • …he has dined to-day, and has his bit of fish and his steak or chicken brought in from the coffee-house, he descends with a candle to the echoing regions below the deserted mansion, and heralded by a remote reverberation of thundering doors, comes gravely back encircled by an earthy atmosphere and carrying a bottle from which he pours a radiant nectar, two score and ten years old, that blushes in the glass to find itself so famous and fills the whole room with the fragrance of southern…
  • The housekeeper gravely nods and continues: "Partly on account of this division between them, and partly on other accounts, Sir Morbury and his Lady led a troubled life.
  • "But since then," he gravely interposed, anticipating what I meant to say, "I have reflected that your having anything to ask me, and my having anything to tell you, are different considerations, Esther.

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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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