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grave -- as in: Her manner was grave.
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • His eyes gleamed, and a grave and solemn smile came into his lips.
  • He talked to me like a schoolmaster, all so grave and learned; he met me so solemnly that I was struck dumb.
  • "No, Smerdyakov has not the Russian faith at all," said Alyosha firmly and gravely.
  • Father Paissy’s face looked the gravest of all.
  • Alyosha felt at once that he had gravely wronged her in his thoughts.
  • Madame Hohlakov looked gravely alarmed.
  • Mitya fussed about the drunken peasant for half an hour, wetting his head, and gravely resolved not to sleep all night.
  • "We’ll have cards from the landlord, panie," said the little Pole, gravely and emphatically.
  • But if he had been asked why, he could not have given any exact reason, except perhaps that he loathed the valet as one who had insulted him more gravely than any one in the world.
  • When Fyodor Pavlovitch, who first came into contact with Grushenka over a piece of speculation, ended to his own surprise by falling madly in love with her, old Samsonov, gravely ill as he was, was immensely amused.
  • "But is her husband in prison?" the matter-of-fact Kostya inquired gravely.
  • Kolya scanned him gravely.
  • "His name is not Trifon and not Sabaneyev, it’s Tchizhov," put in suddenly a third woman, who had hitherto been silent, listening gravely.
  • "A weighty speech," a gentleman in one group observed gravely.
  • "A black nose, that means he’ll be fierce, a good house-dog," Kolya observed gravely and stolidly, as if the only thing he cared about was the puppy and its black nose.
  • And you, granny," he added gravely, in an undertone, as he passed Agafya, "I hope you’ll spare their tender years and not tell them any of your old woman’s nonsense about Katerina.

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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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