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grave
used in Arrowsmith

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1  —5 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
  • "Oh," she said gravely.
    Chapter 6 (21% in)
  • She had a trick of gravely thinking over obvious questions; and gravely (but with the gravity of a child, not the ponderous gravity of a politician or an office-manager) she admitted, "Yes, I am glad.
    Chapter 6 (32% in)
  • She had a trick of gravely thinking over obvious questions; and gravely (but with the gravity of a child, not the ponderous gravity of a politician or an office-manager) she admitted, "Yes, I am glad.
    Chapter 6 (33% in)
  • Most gravely of all: "Oh, gee, yes, I'm glad you came...... Am I an idiot to admit it?"
    Chapter 6 (34% in)
  • They talked gravely or frivolously of their work, the one sort of work that, since it becomes part of the chain of discovered fact, is eternal, however forgotten the worker's name.
    Chapter 26 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Arrowsmith.

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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Her mother they had buried near the Monongahela—the girl herself had heaped with torn sods the grave beside the river of the beautiful name.
    Chapter 1 (2% in)
  • On the interurban, Duer's gravity loosened, and he cried, "Boy, if I hadn't been born to carve up innards, I'd have been a great musician!
    Chapter 3 (31% in)
  • She had a trick of gravely thinking over obvious questions; and gravely (but with the gravity of a child, not the ponderous gravity of a politician or an office-manager) she admitted, "Yes, I am glad.
    Chapter 6 (33% in)
  • She had a trick of gravely thinking over obvious questions; and gravely (but with the gravity of a child, not the ponderous gravity of a politician or an office-manager) she admitted, "Yes, I am glad.
    Chapter 6 (33% in)
  • On their evenings off they went economically to an imitation Coney Island beside a scummy and stinking lake, and with grave pleasure they ate Hot Dogs, painstakingly they rode the scenic railway.
    Chapter 10 (64% in)
  • Had it been possible, he might have understood Hesselink's success then, have noted that gravity and charm, that pity and sureness, which made people entrust their lives to him.
    Chapter 16 (95% in)
  • He was shy before the spectacled gravity of the five Trustees as they sat, like a Supreme Court, at the dais table in Bonanza Hall— Gottlieb a little removed, also trying to look grave and supreme.
    Chapter 32 (18% in)
  • He was shy before the spectacled gravity of the five Trustees as they sat, like a Supreme Court, at the dais table in Bonanza Hall— Gottlieb a little removed, also trying to look grave and supreme.
    Chapter 32 (18% in)
  • That evening, the hot breeze languished along the palm-waving ridge where the ashes of Gustaf Sondelius were lost among cinders, and a depression in a garden marked the grave of Leora.
    Chapter 40 (97% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Arrowsmith.

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