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grave
used in The Grapes of Wrath

6 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
Her manner was grave.
Definition
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon 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 or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
  • Pa shook hands gravely.
    Chapter 8 (31% in)
gravely = in a serious and solemn manner
  • "She's old an' she's ornery," he said gravely.
    Chapter 10 (44% in)
  • " "Yeah!" said Casy, and he waved his toes up and down and studied them gravely.
    Chapter 20 (29% in)
  • Winfield regarded her gravely.
    Chapter 22 (36% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Grapes of Wrath.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • The men came from the grave, their faces shining with perspiration.
    Chapter 13 (78% in)
  • Pa said softly, "Grampa buried his pa with his own hand, done it in dignity, an' shaped the grave nice with his own shovel.
    Chapter 13 (65% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Grapes of Wrath.

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