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  • But the poor girl’s dumb eloquence irritated him more than anything else would have done, and he caught himself murmuring more than once that it was a grievous pity his only child was a simpleton.
  • You have only to look at her to see that, right or wrong, and whether the rupture came from herself or from him, her poor little heart is grievously bruised.
  • In the second, it was plain it would never come to him, and it would be a grievous pity he should marry without it—a young man who might so easily find something better.

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  • She suffered grievous bodily harm.
  • a grievous offense against morality

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