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grave
used in The Killer Angels

15 uses
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1  —11 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
  • General Pickett is gravely concerned, sir.
    2.5 — Day 2 Chapter 5 (22% in)
gravely = very seriously (severely)
  • He had a grave, boyish dignity, that clean-eyed, scrubbed-brain, naive look of the happy professor.
    1.2 — Day 1 Chapter 2 (13% in)
  • Fremantle nodded gravely, listening.
    1.4 — Day 1 Chapter 4 (5% in)
  • "Actually," Pickett said gravely, "I think my analogy of the club was best.
    1.4 — Day 1 Chapter 4 (25% in)
  • Lee said in the gravely formal gentleman's way.
    2.3 — Day 2 Chapter 3 (34% in)
  • Spear handed it over solemnly, gravely, with the air of a man taking part in a ceremony.
    2.4 — Day 2 Chapter 4 (90% in)
  • "I have been thinking, I must confess, of setting some brief thoughts to paper," Fremantle announced gravely.
    2.5 — Day 2 Chapter 5 (57% in)
  • He felt a grave drowsiness.
    2.6 — Day 2 Chapter 6 (94% in)
  • The heart thumped twice, a grave reminder.
    2.6 — Day 2 Chapter 6 (98% in)
  • It occurred to Longstreet that this was a grave responsibility.
    3.2 — Day 3 Chapter 2 (66% in)
  • He was a grave and courtly man, a soldier all his life.
    3.4 — Day 3 Chapter 4 (17% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in The Killer Angels.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He crossed his legs and sat looking into the fire and the strength came back, the face smoothed calm again and grave, the eyes silent and dark.
    3.5 — Day 3 Chapter 5 (87% in)
  • The hand seemed to come up against gravity, against his will.
    1.2 — Day 1 Chapter 2 (40% in)
  • He had never been impulsive, like Hill; there was even at this moment something grave and perplexed about him, a studious bewilderment.
    1.4 — Day 1 Chapter 4 (67% in)
  • If I go to him now... He saw again the grave gray face, the dark reproachful eyes.
    2.3 — Day 2 Chapter 3 (79% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Killer Angels.

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