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used in The Count of Monte Cristo

48 uses
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1  —16 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
  • For a man who, like Franz, viewed his position in its true light, it was a grave one.
    Chapters 31-32 (25% in)
  • "She is not my mistress," replied the young sailor, gravely; "she is my betrothed."
    Chapters 1-2 (41% in)
  • Mercedes courtesied gravely, and said—"That is not my name, and in my country it bodes ill fortune, they say, to call a young girl by the name of her betrothed before he becomes her husband.
    Chapters 3-4 (56% in)
  • "Why, this is the way of it," said the minister, with the gravest air in the world: "Napoleon lately had a review, and as two or three of his old veterans expressed a desire to return to France, he gave them their dismissal, and exhorted them to 'serve the good king.'
    Chapters 9-10 (64% in)
  • He turned towards the sailor, who, during this dialogue, had sat gravely plucking the partridges with the air of a man proud of his office, and asked him how these men had landed, as no vessel of any kind was visible.
    Chapters 31-32 (37% in)
  • "Excellency," said he gravely, addressing Franz, "if you look upon me as a liar, it is useless for me to say anything; it was for your interest!
    Chapters 33-34 (7% in)
  • Albert, however, hoped to indemnify himself for all these slights and indifferences during the Carnival, knowing full well that among the different states and kingdoms in which this festivity is celebrated, Rome is the spot where even the wisest and gravest throw off the usual rigidity of their lives, and deign to mingle in the follies of this time of liberty and relaxation.
    Chapters 33-34 (69% in)
  • "No; of taste," continued Franz gravely.
    Chapters 33-34 (73% in)
  • In the streets the lively crowd is dressed in the most fantastic costumes—gigantic cabbages walk gravely about, buffaloes' heads bellow from men's shoulders, dogs walk on their hind legs; in the midst of all this a mask is lifted, and, as in Callot's Temptation of St. Anthony, a lovely face is exhibited, which we would fain follow, but from which we are separated by troops of fiends.
    Chapters 35-36 (52% in)
  • "Madame," replied Monte Cristo gravely, and gazing earnestly on the two liquid pearls that trickled down Julie's cheeks, "had Lord Wilmore seen what I now see, he would become attached to life, for the tears you shed would reconcile him to mankind;" and he held out his hand to Julie, who gave him hers, carried away by the look and accent of the count.
    Chapters 49-50 (92% in)
  • "Nothing is impossible," gravely replied Monte Cristo; and taking leave of Albert, he returned into the house, and struck the gong three times.
    Chapters 53-54 (97% in)
  • "You have opened my eyes," said the Italian gravely; "I will show the gentlemen the door."
    Chapters 55-56 (10% in)
  • "How do you do, my dear son?" said the major gravely.
    Chapters 55-56 (76% in)
  • "Listen, my dear, my adored Valentine," said he in his melodious and grave tone; "those who, like us, have never had a thought for which we need blush before the world, such may read each other's hearts.
    Chapters 73-74 (15% in)
  • "My dear viscount," said Monte Cristo gravely, "you must have seen before to-day that at all times and in all places I have been at your disposal, but the service which you have just demanded of me is one which it is out of my power to render you."
    Chapters 77-78 (88% in)
  • [*] "Do not let us jest," gravely replied Bertuccio, "and dare not to utter that name again as you have pronounced it."
    Chapters 107-108 (37% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Count of Monte Cristo.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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?  —32 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He, who returned to France with millions, had been unable to find the grave of his father, who had perished from hunger.
    Chapters 113-114 (41% in)
  • The shipowner, smiling, followed him with his eyes until he saw him spring out on the quay and disappear in the midst of the throng, which from five o'clock in the morning until nine o'clock at night, swarms in the famous street of La Canebiere,—a street of which the modern Phocaeans are so proud that they say with all the gravity in the world, and with that accent which gives so much character to what is said, "If Paris had La Canebiere, Paris would be a second Marseilles."
    Chapters 1-2 (55% in)
  • No sooner had Villefort left the salon, than he assumed the grave air of a man who holds the balance of life and death in his hands.
    Chapters 7-8 (0% in)
  • They had not mistaken the gravity of this event, for the moment after Morrel had entered his private office with Cocles, Julie saw the latter leave it pale, trembling, and his features betraying the utmost consternation.
    Chapters 29-30 (58% in)
  • Then they knelt on each side of the grave, and said the prayers of the dead.
    Chapters 33-34 (27% in)
  • Then, when they had finished, they cast the earth over the corpse, until the grave was filled.
    Chapters 33-34 (27% in)
  • He found the old man suspended from one of the branches of the oak which shaded his daughter's grave.
    Chapters 33-34 (28% in)
  • First, you purchase a house at Auteuil—this house is the one where I have committed an assassination; you descend to the garden by the same staircase by which he descended; you stop at the spot where he received the blow; and two paces farther is the grave in which he had just buried his child.
    Chapters 43-44 (18% in)
  • And in my past life they might find something far more grave than the selling of smuggled cigars, or barrels of brandy without a permit.
    Chapters 43-44 (55% in)
  • At this instant a shudder passes over me as I reflect that possibly I am now standing on the very grave in which lies M. de Villefort, by whose hand the ground was dug to receive the corpse of his child.
    Chapters 45-46 (37% in)
  • Ask yourself, wherefore, after rescuing the infant from its living grave, you did not restore it to its mother?
    Chapters 45-46 (40% in)
  • Monte Cristo, left alone, took three or four steps onwards, and murmured, "Here, beneath this plane-tree, must have been where the infant's grave was dug.
    Chapters 45-46 (45% in)
  • The young woman spoke with an expression of deep tenderness, while the count replied with an air of gentle gravity.
    Chapters 45-46 (50% in)
  • The procureur entered with the same grave and measured step he would have employed in entering a court of justice.
    Chapters 47-48 (61% in)
  • "Count," replied Maximilian, with an air of gravity, "those are our most precious family treasures."
    Chapters 49-50 (73% in)
  • My father thought that this action had been miraculously performed—he believed that a benefactor had arisen from the grave to save us.
    Chapters 49-50 (96% in)
  • This is the mode in which they manage these things, and succeed in Eastern climes, where there are grave and phlegmatic persons who care very little for the questions of time in conjunctures of importance.
    Chapters 51-52 (90% in)
  • Sight and hearing were the only senses remaining, and they, like two solitary sparks, remained to animate the miserable body which seemed fit for nothing but the grave; it was only, however, by means of one of these senses that he could reveal the thoughts and feelings that still occupied his mind, and the look by which he gave expression to his inner life was like the distant gleam of a candle which a traveller sees by night across some desert place, and knows that a living being...
    Chapters 57-58 (60% in)
  • Always the same—always the child's corpse, coming every night in my dreams, rising from the earth, and hovering over the grave with menacing look and gesture.
    Chapters 67-68 (29% in)
  • The Corsican, who had declared the vendetta against me, who had followed me from Nimes to Paris, who had hid himself in the garden, who had struck me, had seen me dig the grave, had seen me inter the child,—he might become acquainted with your person,—nay, he might even then have known it.
    Chapters 67-68 (32% in)
  • There was something grave and solemn in the approach of the young girl which struck the old man, and immediately his bright eye began to interrogate.
    Chapters 73-74 (61% in)
  • Morrel hesitated for a moment; he feared it would be hypocritical to accost in a friendly manner the man whom he was tacitly opposing, but his oath and the gravity of the circumstances recurred to his memory; he struggled to conceal his emotion and bowed to Franz.
    Chapters 73-74 (82% in)
  • " ' "Sir," said the president, rising with gravity, "be careful what you say; your words clearly show us that they are deceived concerning you in the Island of Elba, and have deceived us!
    Chapters 75-76 (23% in)
  • A shade of melancholy gravity overspread his countenance, which was not natural to him.
    Chapters 89-90 (87% in)
  • For me the grave opens when I pass the threshold of this house.
    Chapters 91-92 (30% in)
  • Every one looked with astonishment on that grave and severe face, whose calm expression personal griefs had been unable to disturb, and the aspect of a man who was a stranger to all human emotions excited something very like terror.
    Chapters 109-110 (45% in)
  • "I have to weep over the grave of my father," replied Morrel in a broken voice.
    Chapters 111-112 (69% in)
  • The bitter cup of adversity has been drained by me to the very dregs, and I feel that the grave is not far distant.
    Chapters 111-112 (78% in)
  • The other grave is that of the man who met his death from the hand of Edmond Dantes.
    Chapters 111-112 (94% in)
  • He fancied that they buried the dead at the Chateau d'If, and imagining they would not expend much labor on the grave of a prisoner, he calculated on raising the earth with his shoulders, but unfortunately their arrangements at the Chateau frustrated his projects.
    Chapters 113-114 (20% in)
  • "Yes; but your father died in your arms, happy, respected, rich, and full of years; his father died poor, despairing, almost doubtful of providence; and when his son sought his grave ten years afterwards, his tomb had disappeared, and no one could say, 'There sleeps the father you so well loved.'
    Chapters 113-114 (48% in)
  • "He was, then, a more unhappy son than you, Morrel, for he could not even find his father's grave."
    Chapters 113-114 (49% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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