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grave
used in The Idiot

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1  —10 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
  • With a grave and ceremonious air, Marfa Borisovna motioned the prince to a chair at one of the card-tables.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (66% in)
  • All this caused the general to look grave and important.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (47% in)
  • The prince looked at him gravely.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (71% in)
  • "Because," replied Aglaya gravely, "in the poem the knight is described as a man capable of living up to an ideal all his life.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (91% in)
  • Expectation and suspense were on every face, with the exception of that of the prince, who stood gravely wondering how an affair so entirely personal could have awakened such lively and widespread interest in so short a time.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (67% in)
  • Everybody was talking loudly, making remarks and comments; some discussed the affair gravely, others laughed.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (43% in)
  • The words were spoken in a grave tone, and even somewhat shyly.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (56% in)
  • But though Evgenie Pavlovitch had put his questions to the prince with no other purpose but to enjoy the joke of his simple-minded seriousness, yet now, at his answer, he was surprised into some seriousness himself, and looked gravely at Muishkin as though he had not expected that sort of answer at all.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (68% in)
  • "Yes, SERIOUSLY," said the general, gravely.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (61% in)
  • But Dr. Schneider frowns ever more and more and shakes his head; he hints that the brain is fatally injured; he does not as yet declare that his patient is incurable, but he allows himself to express the gravest fears.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (46% in)

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

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  • A few days before that fixed for the wedding, she grew grave and thoughtful.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (53% in)
  • A liveried servant opened the door, and the prince was obliged to enter into long explanations with this gentleman, who, from the first glance, looked at him and his bundle with grave suspicion.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (25% in)
  • "They have planted roses all round her grave, and every year they look alter the flowers and make Marie's resting-place as beautiful as they can.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (73% in)
  • A pool of blood on the steps near his head gave rise to grave fears.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (95% in)
  • "Thank you for the lesson, general," said Hippolyte, with unexpected gravity, regarding him thoughtfully.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (28% in)
  • The gesture took Evgenie Pavlovitch by surprise, but with the utmost gravity he touched the hand that was offered him in token of forgiveness.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (45% in)
  • I'll torment this man nearly into his grave, and then, oh! how I'll compensate him for it all with my love!'
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (89% in)
  • "I have no idea," replied General Ivolgin, who presided with much gravity.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (41% in)
  • I must absolutely speak to you about something which is most grave," said Lebedeff, mysteriously and solemnly, entering the room with a bow and looking extremely important.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Idiot.

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