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grave
used in The Great Gatsby

5 uses
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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
  • A change had come over him, and he spoke gravely, and with decision.
    p. 141.9
gravely = in a serious and solemn manner
  • All my aunts and uncles talked it over as if they were choosing a prep school for me, and finally said, "Why — ye-es," with very grave, hesitant faces.
    p. 3.7
  • grave = serious and solemn
  • We shook hands with him gravely and went back outdoors.
    p. 46.5
  • gravely = in a serious and solemn manner
  • Then in a grave murmur: "His name is Ferdie."
    p. 85.8
  • grave = serious and solemn
  • Gravely the men turn in at a house — the wrong house.
    p. 176.8
gravely = in a serious and solemn manner
There are no more uses of "grave" in The Great Gatsby.

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