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grave
used in Nineteen Minutes

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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
  • A dream,' the reporter said gravely, 'that will never come to pass.'
    Part 1 (27% in)
  • Meredith Vieira stared gravely into the camera, having perfected the demeanor for a national tragedy.
    Part 1 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Nineteen Minutes.

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exact meaning not specified
  • You couldn't see Matt's grave from the gates, but it was still there-just like everything else about That Day.
    Part 2 (12% in)
  • She could feel the spin of gravity, the pressure that held her back in her chair; she saw purses and coats and carry-on luggage burst out of the overhead compartments to fall into the aisle.
    Part 1 (16% in)
  • At the first grave, Lewis knelt and placed a rose on the soil.
    Part 1 (86% in)
  • She knew that the violently blue hydrangea bush was halfway to Matt's grave; that you could smell honeysuckle when you were only steps away from it.
    Part 2 (8% in)
  • She had forgotten to move the plant, though, and half the shoots started straining toward the light, growing in an unlikely sideways direction that seemed to defy gravity.
    Part 2 (45% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Nineteen Minutes.

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