"Please smoke," she said in a magnanimous yet crushed voice, and turned to discuss with Sokolov the price of the plot for the grave. (not reviewed by editor)
As his wife grew more irritable and exacting and Ivan Ilych transferred the center of gravity of his life more and more to his official work, so did he grow to like his work better and became more ambitious than before. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
assumed the gravity of a judge and said...
the cold insipidity of Lady Middleton was so particularly repulsive, that in comparison of it the gravity of Colonel Brandon, and even the boisterous mirth of Sir John and his mother-in-law was interesting.
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
I have grave doubts.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
I roused the five of you because we are all in grave danger.