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grave
used in Cyrano de Bergerac

6 uses
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1  —4 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
  • I never will, while of myself I'm master,
    let the divinity of tears—their beauty
    Be wedded to such common ugly grossness.
    Nothing more solemn than a tear—sublimer;
    And I would not by weeping turn to laughter
    The grave emotion that a tear engenders!
    Act 1 (88% in)
grave = serious and solemn
  • CYRANO (gravely): Very!
    Act 1 (62% in)
  • ... (Changing his tone, gravely): I love.
    Act 1 (84% in)
  • At that word the very fiercest Spaniard of them all would gravely shut the carriage-door, and, with a gesture that a king might envy, make signal to his men to lower the muskets leveled at me;—then, with melancholy but withal very graceful dignity—his beaver held to the wind that the plumes might flutter bravely, he would bow low, saying to me, 'Pass on, Senorita!'
    Act 4 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Cyrano de Bergerac.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • De Guiche turns and looks at them; they instantly become grave, and set to play.
    Act 4 (29% in)
  • ...The silence of the grave!
    Act 2 (98% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Cyrano de Bergerac.

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