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grave
used in The War of the Worlds

4 uses
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1  —2 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
  • Yet the next day there was nothing of this in the papers except a little note in the Daily Telegraph, and the world went in ignorance of one of the gravest dangers that ever threatened the human race.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (53% in)
  • No doubt, ran the report, the situation was of the strangest and gravest description, but the public was exhorted to avoid and discourage panic.
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (51% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The War of the Worlds.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • The soldiers were having the greatest difficulty in making them realise the gravity of their position.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (35% in)
  • On the surface of the earth the force of gravity is three times what it is on the surface of Mars.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — How I Reached Home (68% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The War of the Worlds.

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