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grave
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

19 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
  • The girl-mother replied in a grave affirmative.
    2 — Maiden No More (78% in)
  • The children by the fire looked gravely at her, and one murmured— "Why, Tess, the gentleman a-horseback!"
    6 — The Convert (88% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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?  —17 uses
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  • "Yes, I have been traipsing about all day, Tess," said Lu, with unemotional gravity, "a-trying to find 'ee; and I'm very tired."
    6 — The Convert (65% in)
  • Meanwhile Tess was walking thoughtfully among the gooseberry-bushes in the garden, and over Prince's grave.
    1 — The Maiden (58% in)
  • She thought, without exactly wording the thought, how strange and god-like was a composer's power, who from the grave could lead through sequences of emotion, which he alone had felt at first, a girl like her who had never heard of his name, and never would have a clue to his personality.
    2 — Maiden No More (38% in)
  • In spite of the untoward surroundings, however, Tess bravely made a little cross of two laths and a piece of string, and having bound it with flowers, she stuck it up at the head of the grave one evening when she could enter the churchyard without being seen, putting at the foot also a bunch of the same flowers in a little jar of water to keep them alive.
    2 — Maiden No More (89% in)
  • Her face had latterly changed with changing states of mind, continually fluctuating between beauty and ordinariness, according as the thoughts were gay or grave.
    3 — The Rally (5% in)
  • She was angry with herself afterwards, thinking that he, unaware of her grave reasons for liking this seclusion, might have mistaken her meaning.
    3 — The Rally (42% in)
  • But the grave question was, ought she to do this?
    3 — The Rally (73% in)
  • After this disclosure Tess nourished no further foolish thought that there lurked any grave and deliberate import in Clare's attentions to her.
    3 — The Rally (92% in)
  • And I continue to pray for him, though on this side of the grave we shall probably never meet again.
    4 — The Consequence (21% in)
  • "O no—no!" replied she with grave hopelessness, as one who had heard anew the turmoil of her own past in the allusion to Alec d'Urberville.
    4 — The Consequence (29% in)
  • "No," she said, becoming grave: "I have so many things to think of first."
    4 — The Consequence (61% in)
  • But she was grave, very grave, all the way home; till she thought, "We shall go away, a very long distance, hundreds of miles from these parts, and such as this can never happen again, and no ghost of the past reach there."
    4 — The Consequence (76% in)
  • But she was grave, very grave, all the way home; till she thought, "We shall go away, a very long distance, hundreds of miles from these parts, and such as this can never happen again, and no ghost of the past reach there."
    4 — The Consequence (76% in)
  • Opposite its front was a long mound or "grave", in which the roots had been preserved since early winter.
    6 — The Convert (14% in)
  • He would see mothers from English farms trudging along with their infants in their arms, when the child would be stricken with fever and would die; the mother would pause to dig a hole in the loose earth with her bare hands, would bury the babe therein with the same natural grave-tools, shed one tear, and again trudge on.
    6 — The Convert (58% in)
  • But she had been observed almost immediately on her return by some people of scrupulous character and great influence: they had seen her idling in the churchyard, restoring as well as she could with a little trowel a baby's obliterated grave.
    6 — The Convert (81% in)
  • Unable to realize the gravity of her conduct, she seemed at last content; and he looked at her as she lay upon his shoulder, weeping with happiness, and wondered what obscure strain in the d'Urberville blood had led to this aberration—if it were an aberration.
    7 — Fulfilment (59% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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