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grievous
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
  • But my disappointment was grievous and unexpected.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (69% in)
  • I guessed his meaning, and my good fortune gave me so much presence of mind, that I resolved not to struggle in the least as he held me in the air above sixty feet from the ground, although he grievously pinched my sides, for fear I should slip through his fingers.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (7% in)
  • It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many...
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (53% in)

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