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Ethan Frome
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  • Here and there a farmhouse stood far back among the fields, mute and cold as a grave-stone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the agitation caused by the gravity of her announcement he sought a consolatory short cut.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I suppose it was Ruth and Ned," she said in a low voice, as though he had suddenly touched on something grave.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By nature grave and inarticulate, he admired recklessness and gaiety in others and was warmed to the marrow by friendly human intercourse.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They turned in at the gate and passed under the shaded knoll where, enclosed in a low fence, the Frome grave-stones slanted at crazy angles through the snow.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Every one in Starkfield knew him and gave him a greeting tempered to his own grave mien; but his taciturnity was respected and it was only on rare occasions that one of the older men of the place detained him for a word.  (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.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

  • "It was meant seriously," he answered gravely.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
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