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grievous
used in Middlemarch

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very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
  • No feminine intimate might carry her friendship so far as to make a plain statement to the wife of the unpleasant fact known or believed about her husband; but when a woman with her thoughts much at leisure got them suddenly employed on something grievously disadvantageous to her neighbors, various moral impulses were called into play which tended to stimulate utterance.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (9% in)

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