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Heart of Darkness
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grave
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Heart of Darkness
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  • It was grave, profound, vibrating, while the man did not seem capable of a whisper.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And for a moment it seemed to me as if I also were buried in a vast grave full of unspeakable secrets.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For him evidently Mr. Kurtz was not in his grave; I suspect that for him Mr. Kurtz was one of the immortals.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'It would be awful for his reputation if anybody hereó' I promised a complete discretion with great gravity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I wanted to push on; but the manager looked grave, and told me the navigation up there was so dangerous that it would be advisable, the sun being very low already, to wait where we were till next morning.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He paid no attention to my explanations, and, playing with a stick of sealing-wax, repeated several times that the situation was 'very grave, very grave.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He paid no attention to my explanations, and, playing with a stick of sealing-wax, repeated several times that the situation was 'very grave, very grave.'  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.

  • assumed the gravity of a judge and said...

  • the cold insipidity of Lady Middleton was so particularly repulsive, that in comparison of it the gravity of Colonel Brandon, and even the boisterous mirth of Sir John and his mother-in-law was interesting.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility

  • I have grave doubts.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

  • I roused the five of you because we are all in grave danger.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

  • "It was meant seriously," he answered gravely.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
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