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1 —6 uses as in:
Her manner was grave.
- "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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