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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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Persuasion
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  • He began by speaking of the concert gravely, more like the Captain Wentworth of Uppercross; owned himself disappointed, had expected singing; and in short, must confess that he should not be sorry when it was over.
  • "I have not seen Mr Elliot these three years," was Mrs Smith’s answer, given so gravely that it was impossible to pursue the subject farther; and Anne felt that she had gained nothing but an increase of curiosity.
  • "I have been a good deal acquainted with him," replied Mrs Smith, gravely, "but it seems worn out now.

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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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