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used in Wuthering Heights

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1  —3 uses as in:
Her manner was grave.
Definition
serious and/or solemn

The exact meaning of this sense of grave is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad (with a heavy heart)
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — sincere and dignified without humor
  • With a grave severity in my manner I bade her stand up.
    Chapter 21 (91% in)
  • On my inquiring the subject of his thoughts, he answered gravely — 'I'm trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back.
    Chapter 7 (80% in)
  • 'No, I should never love anybody better than papa,' she returned gravely.
    Chapter 23 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Wuthering Heights.

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exact meaning not specified
  • The six men departed when they had let it down into the grave: we stayed to see it covered.
    Chapter 34 (85% in)
  • Now, Mr. Earnshaw did not understand jokes from his children: he had always been strict and grave with them; and Catherine, on her part, had no idea why her father should be crosser and less patient in his ailing condition than he was in his prime.
    Chapter 5 (48% in)
  • I wonder his mother does not rise from her grave to see how you use him.
    Chapter 9 (13% in)
  • I on the brink of the grave!
    Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • Day and night he was watching, and patiently enduring all the annoyances that irritable nerves and a shaken reason could inflict; and, though Kenneth remarked that what he saved from the grave would only recompense his care by forming the source of constant future anxiety — in fact, that his health and strength were being sacrificed to preserve a mere ruin of humanity — he knew no limits in gratitude and joy when Catherine's life was declared out of danger; and hour after hour he would...
    Chapter 13 (2% in)
  • Will you say twenty years hence, "That's the grave of Catherine Earnshaw?
    Chapter 15 (42% in)
  • It seemed so dismal to go up-stairs, with the wild snow blowing outside, and my thoughts continually reverting to the kirk-yard and the new-made grave!
    Chapter 17 (28% in)
  • Heathcliff, if I were you, I'd go stretch myself over her grave and die like a faithful dog.
    Chapter 17 (42% in)
  • It's well people don't REALLY rise from their grave, or, last night, she might have witnessed a repulsive scene!
    Chapter 17 (60% in)
  • If the dead villain could rise from his grave to abuse me for his offspring's wrongs, I should have the fun of seeing the said offspring fight him back again, indignant that he should dare to rail at the one friend he has in the world!'
    Chapter 21 (50% in)
  • I'll not disguise but you might kill him if you were wild and reckless, and cherished a foolish, fanciful affection for the son of a person who would be glad to have him in his grave; and allowed him to discover that you fretted over the separation he has judged it expedient to make.'
    Chapter 22 (41% in)
  • I swear, on my salvation, he's going to his grave, and none but you can save him!'
    Chapter 22 (77% in)
  • I settled his doubts, by suddenly retrieving my gravity and desiring him to walk away, for I came to see Linton, not him.
    Chapter 24 (46% in)
  • But I've been as happy musing by myself among those stones, under that old church: lying, through the long June evenings, on the green mound of her mother's grave, and wishing — yearning for the time when I might lie beneath it.
    Chapter 25 (34% in)
  • I got the sexton, who was digging Linton's grave, to remove the earth off her coffin lid, and I opened it.
    Chapter 29 (44% in)
  • I got a spade from the tool-house, and began to delve with all my might — it scraped the coffin; I fell to work with my hands; the wood commenced cracking about the screws; I was on the point of attaining my object, when it seemed that I heard a sigh from some one above, close at the edge of the grave, and bending down.
    Chapter 29 (66% in)
  • Her presence was with me: it remained while I re-filled the grave, and led me home.
    Chapter 29 (72% in)
  • I frowned, and then she glanced towards the master: whose mind was occupied on other subjects than his company, as his countenance evinced; and she grew serious for an instant, scrutinizing him with deep gravity.
    Chapter 33 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Wuthering Heights.

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