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grave
used in Northanger Abbey

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1  —3 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
  • "It is very charming indeed," said Isabella, with a grave face.
    Chapter 16 (81% in)
  • "I see what you think of me," said he gravely—"I shall make but a poor figure in your journal tomorrow."
    Chapter 3 (30% in)
  • "It is very pretty, madam," said he, gravely examining it; "but I do not think it will wash well; I am afraid it will fray."
    Chapter 3 (69% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Northanger Abbey.

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?  —5 uses
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  • But not one of these grave reflections troubled the tranquillity of Catherine.
    Chapter 10 (39% in)
  • In that interval the plan was completed, and as soon as she came again, her agreement was demanded; but instead of the gay acquiescence expected by Isabella, Catherine looked grave, was very sorry, but could not go.
    Chapter 13 (7% in)
  • Catherine looked grave.
    Chapter 14 (78% in)
  • She saw him grave and uneasy; and however careless of his present comfort the woman might be who had given him her heart, to her it was always an object.
    Chapter 19 (14% in)
  • Perceiving her still to look doubtful and grave, he added, "Though Frederick does not leave Bath with us, he will probably remain but a very short time, perhaps only a few days behind us.
    Chapter 19 (84% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Northanger Abbey.

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