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grave
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

10 uses
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1  —1 use 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
  • A very riband in the cap of youth, Yet needful too; for youth no less becomes The light and careless livery that it wears Than settled age his sables and his weeds, Importing health and graveness.
    4.7 — Act 4 Scene 7 — Another room in the Castle (42% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • To outface me with leaping in her grave?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (93% in)
  • There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the grave To tell us this.
    1.5 — Act 1 Scene 5 — A more remote part of the Castle (65% in)
  • —Indeed, this counsellor Is now most still, most secret, and most grave, Who was in life a foolish peating knave.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Another room in the castle (98% in)
  • ] They bore him barefac'd on the bier Hey no nonny, nonny, hey nonny And on his grave rain'd many a tear.
    4.5 — Act 4 Scene 5 — Elsinore (A room in the Castle) (78% in)
  • I tell thee she is; and therefore make her grave straight: the crowner hath sat on her, and finds it Christian burial.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (2% in)
  • Has this fellow no feeling of his business, that he sings at grave-making?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (22% in)
  • —Whose grave's this, sir?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (39% in)
  • ] I hop'd thou shouldst have been my Hamlet's wife; I thought thy bride-bed to have deck'd, sweet maid, And not have strew'd thy grave.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (81% in)
  • — This grave shall have a living monument: An hour of quiet shortly shall we see; Till then in patience our proceeding be.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (99% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

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