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grave
used in The Sound and the Fury

5 uses
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1  —2 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
  • But he bellowed slowly, abjectly, without tears; the grave hopeless sound of all voiceless misery under the sun.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (92% in)
grave = sad
  • SuddenlyI held out my hand and we shook, he gravely, from the pompous height ofhis municipaland military dream.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Sound and the Fury.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • You'd get right up out of your grave you know you would.
    3 — April 6, 1928 (80% in)
  • We stood there, looking at the grave, and then I got to thinking about when we were little and one thing and another and I got to feeling funnyagain, kind of mad or something, thinkingaboutnow we'd have Uncle Maury around the house all the time, running things like the way he left me to come home in the rain bymyself.
    3 — April 6, 1928 (27% in)
  • "Jason," she says, lookingat the grave, "if you'll fixit so I can see her a minute I'll give you fifty dollars."
    3 — April 6, 1928 (28% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Sound and the Fury.

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