...trying to make a joke, but they were all too grave for a joke and no one smiled.
Ernest Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
How do people choose their final words? Do they realize their gravity?
Mitch Albom -- The Five People You Meet in Heaven
one of his servants was gravely ill,
Paulo Coelho -- The Alchemist
he said gravely, "that is very serious indeed!"
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
I roused the five of you because we are all in grave danger.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
"I don’t see anything funny," she said gravely, when she could be heard.
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
General Pickett is gravely concerned, sir.
Michael Shaara -- The Killer Angels
Msimangu said gravely, yes, she is very sick.
Alan Paton -- Cry, the Beloved Country
Slowly and gravely the Witch repeated, "There is no sun."
C.S. Lewis -- The Silver Chair
First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Letter from a Birmingham Jail
She liked him—in spite of his gravity and reserve, she beheld in him an object of interest.
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
You’ve already escaped the gravest danger:
Elie Wiesel -- Night
With purpose to be dress’d in an opinion
Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit;
William Shakespeare -- The Merchant of Venice
Utter your gravity o’er a gossip’s bowl, For here we need it not.
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
There was a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke. His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love.
John Steinbeck -- Of Mice and Men
For nothing is more suitable to persons of gravity and decorum than to endure minor inconveniences with constancy.
C.S. Lewis -- The Horse and His Boy
His brown eyes lost some of their gravity.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
He turned to Alby then, and looked at him gravely.
James Dashner -- The Maze Runner
More grave nodding; they knew about nightmares.
William Golding -- Lord of the Flies
The position is fraught with grave danger.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
Tom looks at me very grave, and says...
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Giver looked at him gravely.
Lois Lowry -- The Giver
Dumbledore was looking unusually grave.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
"What I’m asking from you is to grant an old man his dying wish," he said gravely.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
Pa shook hands gravely.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
...and they saluted him gravely, like gladiators greeting Caesar before they died for his entertainment.
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
"You’re mistaken, my son," he said gravely.
Albert Camus -- The Stranger
You are in grave danger.
Rick Riordan -- The Sea of Monsters
I have grave doubts.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
He nodded gravely, like we were sharing some dark secret.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
But their spirits sank at his grave words, and they all felt that the adventure was far more dangerous than they had thought,
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit
Juan Tomas nodded gravely.
John Steinbeck -- The Pearl
Anne knelt at Marilla’s knee and looked up gravely.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
he suddenly looked less grave
C.S. Lewis -- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
As he said this he sighed and looked so grave and noble and mysterious that for a second Digory really thought he was saying something rather fine.
C.S. Lewis -- The Magician’s Nephew
Mallory looked at me then, her expression grave.
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
Cash’s face is also gravely composed; he and I look at one another with long probing looks,
William Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying
She nodded her head gravely.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
"If you’re gonna change your mind," Hallorann said, bending over him gravely, "you better do it quick."
Stephen King -- The Shining
"We have to warn the gods. Something else is going to happen."
Chiron looked at me gravely. "Something worse than Typhon? I hope not."
Rick Riordan -- The Last Olympian