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used in The Two Towers

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1  —3 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
  • Maybe, I have been saved by this hobbit from a grave blunder.
    3.11 — Book 3 Chapter 11 — The Palantir (57% in)
  • 'We go at once to Meduseld, the hall of your master, Theoden,' said Gandalf, addressing them gravely.
    3.5 — Book 3 Chapter 5 — The White Rider (95% in)
  • 'No, good sir, the matter escaped him,' answered Merry gravely 'He has been much occupied.
    3.8 — Book 3 Chapter 8 — The Road to Isengard (87% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Two Towers.

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exact meaning not specified
  • Faramir stared at him for a moment in grave astonishment.
    4.5 — Book 4 Chapter 5 — The Window on the West (98% in)
  • Grave and thoughtful was her glance, as she looked on the king with cool pity in her eyes.
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — The King of the Golden Hall (48% in)
  • In a_ grave alone under the shadow of the Hornburg lay Hama, captain of the King's guard.
    3.8 — Book 3 Chapter 8 — The Road to Isengard (15% in)
  • His face was long, with a high forehead, he had deep darkling eyes, hard to fathom, though the look that they now bore was grave and benevolent, and a little weary.
    3.10 — Book 3 Chapter 10 — The Voice of Saruman (24% in)
  • Remember Theodred at the Fords, and the grave of Hama in Helm's Deep!'
    3.10 — Book 3 Chapter 10 — The Voice of Saruman (35% in)
  • Almost he yielded to the desire for help and counsel, to tell this grave young man, whose words seemed so wise and fair, all that was in his mind.
    4.5 — Book 4 Chapter 5 — The Window on the West (48% in)
  • But Faramir sat down again in his chair and began to laugh quietly, and then suddenly became grave again.
    4.5 — Book 4 Chapter 5 — The Window on the West (93% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Two Towers.

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