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grave
used in The Return of the King

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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
  • ...in the Houses of Healing, where only the gravely hurt or sick are tended.
    5.8 — Book 5 Chapter 8 — The Houses of Healing (52% in)
gravely = seriously
  • Beregond looked at him gravely.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (56% in)
  • To his face men were gravely courteous, saluting him after the manner of Gondor with bowed head and hands upon the breast; but behind him he heard many calls, as those out of doors cried to others within to come and see the Prince of the Halflings, the companion of Mithrandir.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (84% in)
  • 'Lose what you have found, lord?' she answered; but she looked at him gravely and her eyes were kind.
    6.5 — Book 6 Chapter 5 — The Steward and the King (28% in)
  • Elrond greeted them gravely and graciously, and Galadriel smiled upon them.
    6.9 — Book 6 Chapter 9 — The Grey Havens (74% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Return of the King.

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exact meaning not specified
  • For the faces of Aragorn and Gandalf are grave.
    5.9 — Book 5 Chapter 9 — The Last Debate (55% in)
  • A grave peril I saw coming unlooked-for upon Gondor from the South that will draw off great strength from the defence of Minas Tirith.
    5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — The Passing of the Grey Company (46% in)
  • Proud and grave he stood for a moment as he spoke to the guard, and Pippin gazing at him saw how closely he resembled his brother Boromir — whom Pippin had liked from the first, admiring the great man's lordly but kindly manner.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (20% in)
  • But Gandalf's face was grave and sad, and bidding Beregond and Pippin to take Faramir into the Houses of Healing, he went up on to the walls nearby; and there like a figure carven in white he stood in the new sun and looked out.
    5.7 — Book 5 Chapter 7 — The Pyre of Denethor (82% in)
  • And she looked at him and saw the grave tenderness in his eyes, and yet knew, for she was bred among men of war, that here was one whom no Rider of the Mark would outmatch in battle.
    6.5 — Book 6 Chapter 5 — The Steward and the King (11% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Return of the King.

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