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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • "I’m afraid there’s a hitch in that argument," said Oak, with a grave smile.
  • Now, I care a little for your good opinion, and I want to explain something—I have longed to do it ever since I returned, and you looked so gravely at me.
  • "Really, do ye?" said Gabriel, gravely.
  • "Liddy—none of that," said Bathsheba, gravely.

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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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