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grave
used in And Then There Were None

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1  —9 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
  • The position is fraught with grave danger.
    p. 185.6
grave = serious
  • There had been a very faint smile on the thick Semitic lips of Mr. Morris as he answered gravely: "If anything illegal is proposed, you will, of course, be at perfect liberty to withdraw."
    p. 6.9
  • General Macarthur said gravely: "None of us are going to leave the island.
    p. 116.7
  • Armstrong said gravely: "And yet, you know, the argument holds.
    p. 125.3
  • Philip Lombard said gravely: "Yes, but it won't!
    p. 152.3
  • The judge said gravely: "Good-night, gentlemen.
    p. 162.3
  • Armstrong said gravely: "A woman could have done it if that's what you mean.
    p. 168.4
  • He paused, then went on: "We are still faced by one very grave problem.
    p. 189.3
  • Inspector Maine said gravely: "I'm coming to that, sir.
    p. 251.1

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in And Then There Were None.

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  • The deaths occurred in this order: Marston, Mrs. Rogers, Macarthur, Rogers, Miss Brent, War— grave.
    p. 255.9
  • In the open doorway of the house a correct butler was awaiting them, and something about his gravity reassured them.
    p. 27.8
  • We are all in grave danger.
    p. 136.0

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