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grave
used in Gone with the Wind

30 uses
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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
  • He bore the honor gravely and with no untoward conceit, as though it were only his due.
    1.1 (84% in)
  • "Never mix cards and whisky unless you were weaned on Irish poteen," Gerald told Pork gravely the same evening, as Pork assisted him to bed.
    1.3 (36% in)
  • When Dr. Fontaine told Ellen gravely that heartbreak frequently led to a decline and women pined away into the grave, Ellen went white, for that fear was what she had carried in her heart.
    1.7 (79% in)
  • That's love," said the Fontaines, nodding gravely at each other.
    2.15 (32% in)
  • He was gravely deferential to the vague Gerald but it was to Scarlett that he turned as the real head of the house.
    3.30 (85% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Gone with the Wind.

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?  —25 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • She knew very well the joy he took in palming himself off on the old ladies as grave, courteous and charming, the devoted husband and father.
    5.56 (38% in)
  • Abel was a shrewd, grave giant, illiterate, kind of heart, older than the other boys and with as good or better manners in the presence of ladies.
    1.1 (83% in)
  • She had to be grave and aloof.
    1.7 (62% in)
  • When Dr. Fontaine told Ellen gravely that heartbreak frequently led to a decline and women pined away into the grave, Ellen went white, for that fear was what she had carried in her heart.
    1.7 (80% in)
  • He picked up her black fan from the counter and began fanning her solicitously, too solicitously, his face grave but his eyes still dancing.
    2.9 (59% in)
  • "I quite understand," he said with elaborate gravity, but as he turned and gave Melanie a searching look that went to the bottom of her sweet worried eyes, his expression changed, reluctant respect and gentleness coming over his dark face.
    2.9 (63% in)
  • Wearing still on his pale, sweet face— Soon to be hid by the dust of the grave— The lingering light of his boyhood's grace.
    3.17 (30% in)
  • I realize you still cherish the memory of the godlike and woodenheaded Mr. Wilkes, who's probably been in his grave these six months.
    3.19 (89% in)
  • She passed the clump of cedars and the low brick wall which marked the family burying ground, trying not to think of the new grave lying by the three short mounds of her little brothers.
    3.25 (25% in)
  • No ghost rose from that shallow grave to haunt her in the long nights when she lay awake, too tired to sleep.
    3.26 (44% in)
  • And don't go telling me Mother is turning in her grave to hear me say it, either.
    4.33 (36% in)
  • Your poor mother must be turning in her grave at the very thought of charging money for the hospitality of Tara!
    4.33 (56% in)
  • One time, I seen her point to your ma's grave and the old gentleman begun to cry.
    4.39 (74% in)
  • She took him out of the office and rode him up and down the road and talked to him about your ma cryin' out of her grave at him for lettin' her children suffer when he could provide for them.
    4.39 (89% in)
  • Pork had dug the grave the night before, close by Ellen's grave, and he stood, spade in hand, behind the moist red clay he was soon to shovel back in place.
    4.40 (7% in)
  • Pork had dug the grave the night before, close by Ellen's grave, and he stood, spade in hand, behind the moist red clay he was soon to shovel back in place.
    4.40 (7% in)
  • Finally the pallbearers set the coffin down near the grave and stood clenching and unclenching their aching fingers.
    4.40 (22% in)
  • Upsetting her so much and in her condition and Mr. O'Hara hardly in his grave!
    4.41 (25% in)
  • I want to say—I mean, I've thought for a long time that—that not only should we pull up the weeds but we should plant flowers on— I—I don't care what you think but every time I go to take flowers to dear Charlie's grave, I always put some on the grave of an unknown Yankee which is near by.
    4.41 (61% in)
  • I want to say—I mean, I've thought for a long time that—that not only should we pull up the weeds but we should plant flowers on— I—I don't care what you think but every time I go to take flowers to dear Charlie's grave, I always put some on the grave of an unknown Yankee which is near by.
    4.41 (61% in)
  • If Charlie were dead in the North it would comfort me to know that someone— And I don't care what you ladies think of me," her voice broke again, "I will withdraw from both clubs and I'll—I'll pull up every weed off every Yankee's grave I can find and I'll plant flowers, too—and—I just dare anyone to stop me!"
    4.41 (66% in)
  • I hope he's turning in his grave at the knowledge that Mother and Rosemary are comfortable now, in spite of his efforts...... In a way, I'm sorry he's dead because he wanted to die—was so glad to die.
    4.43 (41% in)
  • Rhett could be grave of manner and charming when he chose to restrain his tongue and keep his black eyes from dancing maliciously.
    5.52 (48% in)
  • It had been years since he had chosen to do this but he did it now, putting on gravity and charm, even as he put on waistcoats of more sober hues.
    5.52 (49% in)
  • Quite handsome, too, we thought, and so very grave and courteous.
    5.56 (30% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Gone with the Wind.

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