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gravitas -- (Latin)
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  • All his gravitas from the Third Trial has morphed into a poisonous vitriol.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "I am representing the Ulema and Tablighian and Taliban," Mullah Ghulamullah said, referring to not just one but two organizations of Muslim scholars to give himself gravitas.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The man was in his fifties and carried the heft and gravitas of a long government career in a field that did not include paper pushing or staple counting.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • But the death lacks gravitas.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • I tried to picture him with his books on his way to philosophy classes, hurrying past the Thinker, several tons of gravitas that might have said to a less experienced undergraduate, "This is what thinking looks like."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Eriksson was fine, but she lacked the experience and gravitas of Berger.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Clearing his throat, he spoke with the stentorian gravitas of a Roman orator.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Urbanization and education had introduced in W.W. a gravitas, an exaggerated courtliness, the neck and body flexed, primed for the deep bow, and conversation full of the sighs of someone whose heart had been broken.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • If I can get an audience to laugh and clap at the right time, maybe that would add gravitas to what I’m telling the kids."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • It is astonishing how a black crepe robe worn over a coat or a blouse gives a Cockney punter or a Covent Garden flower girl the gravitas of an Oxford don.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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  • I’ll watch your back, she’d said, with all the gravitas of a Cadet.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
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