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grave
used in Picture of Dorian Gray - 13 chapter version

8 uses
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1  —4 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 quite true, Dorian," said Lord Henry, gravely.
    Chapter 6 (34% in)
  • "I am so glad I have found you, Dorian," he said, gravely.
    Chapter 7 (1% in)
  • "Yes," answered Hallward, gravely, and with infinite sorrow in his voice,—"to see your soul.
    Chapter 10 (76% in)
  • He read of the swallows that fly in and out of the little cafe at Smyrna where the Hadjis sit counting their amber beads and the turbaned merchants smoke their long tasselled pipes and talk gravely to each other; of the Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde that weeps tears of granite in its lonely sunless exile, and longs to be back by the hot lotus-covered Nile, where there are Sphinxes, and rose-red ibises, and white vultures with gilded claws, and crocodiles, with small beryl eyes,...
    Chapter 12 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Picture of Dorian Gray - 13 chapter version.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • The rotting of a corpse in a watery grave was not so fearful.
    Chapter 11 (43% in)
  • The fuming censers, that the grave boys, in their lace and scarlet, tossed into the air like great gilt flowers, had their subtle fascination for him.
    Chapter 9 (30% in)
  • At another time he devoted himself entirely to music, and in a long latticed room, with a vermilion-and-gold ceiling and walls of olivegreen lacquer, he used to give curious concerts in which mad gypsies tore wild music from little zithers, or grave yellow-shawled Tunisians plucked at the strained strings of monstrous lutes, while grinning negroes beat monotonously upon copper drums, or turbaned Indians, crouching upon scarlet mats, blew through long pipes of reed or brass, and...
    Chapter 9 (36% in)
  • "It is about yourself," answered Hallward, in his grave, deep voice, "and I must say it to you.
    Chapter 10 (34% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Picture of Dorian Gray - 13 chapter version.

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