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Definition very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
  • She suffered grievous bodily harm.
grievous = very serious; or very bad
  • It is a grievous offense against morality.
  • grievous = very serious; or very bad
  • It is a grievous crime.
  • grievous = very serious; or very bad
  • It was a grievous loss.
  • grievous = very serious; or very bad
  • A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
    Bible  --  Proverbs 15:2 (KJV)
  • This also is a grievous evil—exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?
    Ecclesiastes 5:16 (NASB)
  • And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
    Exodus 10:14 (KJV)
  • He cannot come, my lord; he is grievous sick.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry IV, Part 1
  • Better sent home, grievously injured, than remain here sir!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • grievously = badly (seriously)
  • But, oh, they have handled ye grievously, my Brothers!
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • grievously = badly (in a manner that causes grief)
  • But so long as we have to stay here in the field, the front-line days, when they are past, sink down in us like a stone; they are too grievous for us to be able to reflect on them at once.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • grievous = terrible
  • But Sam was now sorrowful at heart, and it seemed to him that if the parting would be bitter, more grievous still would be the long road home alone.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • grievous = terrible (causing grief)
  • the obstinate soul that fights with Fate, is smitten grievously.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • grievously = very badly (causing grief)
  • For she has found out by art magical that this would hinder my deliverance from the grievous enchantment I lie under.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • grievous = very bad; or causing grief
  • Oh, no, sir, no ... Dobby will have to punish himself most grievously for coming to see you, sir.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • grievously = seriously (badly)
  • But then unexpectedly a flame of grievous and terrible yearning flares up.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • grievous = very bad
  • We did not break down, but adapted ourselves; our twenty years, which made many another thing so grievous, helped us in this.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • grievous = terrible
  • He cheered up a little later on, but it was a grievous parting oo both sides and I will not dwell on it.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • I was not grievously wounded, but bruised all over in the most remarkable manner.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • My fault, my fault, my own most grievous fault.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels

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