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grave
used in The Iceman Cometh

5 uses
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1  —1 use 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
  • LEWIS—(smiling amiably) As for you, my balmy Boer that walks like a man, I say again it was a grave error in our foreign policy ever to set you free, once we nabbed you and your commando with Cronje.
    Act 1 (48% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Iceman Cometh.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • LARRY—(tensely) Leave what's dead in its grave.
    Act 2 (51% in)
  • Bejees, Ed, I'll bet Bessie is doing somersaults in her grave!
    Act 1 (68% in)
  • HOPE—(closes his eyes—to himself with a gratified chuckle) Bejees, I'll bet Bessie's turning over in her grave!
    Act 1 (76% in)
  • Honor or dishonor, faith or treachery are nothing to me but the opposites of the same stupidity which is ruler and king of life, and in the end they rot into dust in the same grave.
    Act 2 (59% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Iceman Cometh.

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