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grave
used in Through the Looking-Glass

7 uses
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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
  • "You know," he added very gravely, "it's one of the most serious things that can possibly happen to one in a battle—to get one's head cut off."
    Chapter 4 — Tweedledum And Tweedledee (84% in)
gravely = in a serious and solemn manner
  • 'Ah, you should see 'em come round me of a Saturday night,' Humpty Dumpty went on, wagging his head gravely from side to side: 'for to get their wages, you know.'
    Chapter 6 — Humpty Dumpty (59% in)
  • 'I've had plenty of practice,' the Knight said very gravely: 'plenty of practice!'
    Chapter 8 — 'It's my own Invention' (39% in)
  • 'I haven't tried it yet,' the Knight said, gravely: 'so I can't tell for certain—but I'm afraid it WOULD be a little hard.'
    Chapter 8 — 'It's my own Invention' (51% in)
  • Alice said, as gravely as she could, 'They might go different ways.'
    Chapter 9 — Queen Alice (21% in)
  • 'Fiddle-de-dee's not English,' Alice replied gravely.
    Chapter 9 — Queen Alice (28% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Through the Looking-Glass.

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • 'You WERE a little grave,' said Alice.
    Chapter 8 — 'It's my own Invention' (48% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Through the Looking-Glass.

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