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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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The Fountainhead
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  • There was a grave feeling of brotherhood in the room, in the presence of the pale, handsome boy who looked solemn as at his first communion.
  • Ellsworth Toohey wrote: "The paradox in all this preposterous noise is the fact that Mr. Caleb Bradley is the victim of a grave injustice."
  • Dominique bowed gravely.
  • Toohey listened gravely.
  • "I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Roark," Toohey answered gravely.
  • When questioned about his first wish on returning to earth, he had expressed the desire to kiss the most attractive woman present, had chosen the dowdiest old hag from the crowd and bent to kiss her gravely on the forehead, explaining that she reminded him of his mother.
  • She inclined her head gravely in acquiescence.
  • Dominique returned the kiss gravely.
  • "Whenever I can," said Wynand gravely.
  • He inclined his head gravely, acknowledging the authorship, and said nothing else.
  • The streets of the city lay gravely empty around him, and the dark masses of the buildings rose to the sky, confident and unprotected.
  • "Thank you, Peter," he said gravely.
  • Well, I’ll tell you," Mallory said 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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