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  • the obstinate soul that fights with Fate, is smitten grievously.
  • CHORUS On younger shoulders lay this grievous charge.
  • To me, Antigone, no word of friends Has come, or glad or grievous, since we twain Were reft of our two brethren in one day By double fratricide; and since i’ the night Our Argive leaguers fled, no later news Has reached me, to inspirit or deject.
  • I was glad—and grieved; For ’tis most sweet to ’scape oneself scot-free, And yet to bring disaster to a friend Is grievous.
  • To yield is grievous, but the obstinate soul That fights with Fate, is smitten grievously.
  • Sorrows are thine, my lord, and more to come, One lying at thy feet, another yet More grievous waits thee, when thou comest home.

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

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