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grave
used in All the Pretty Horses

15 uses
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1  —10 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 judge nodded gravely.
    Chapter 4 (88% in)
gravely = in a serious and solemn manner
  • He saw a few men in boots and hats and he nodded gravely to them, they to him.
    Chapter 1 (20% in)
  • When the hacendado entered the kitchen they shook hands gravely and the hacendado asked after his health and he said that it was excellent and handed him the pieces of the letter together with a sheaf of bills and receipts from cafes and gas stations and feedstores and jails and he handed him the money he had left including the change in his pockets and he handed him the keys to the truck and lastly he handed him the factura from the Mexican aduana at Piedras Negras together with a...
    Chapter 2 (52% in)
  • He shook his head gravely.
    Chapter 2 (91% in)
  • They nodded or raised one hand gravely to people they knew standing in the doorways as they rolled out down the dusty street.
    Chapter 3 (30% in)
  • Some dogs came out to chase the truck and the driver cut the wheel sharply to try to run them down and the guards on the truckbed grabbed wildly for handholds and the driver looked back at them through the rear window of the cab laughing and they all laughed and punched one another and then sat gravely with their rifles.
    Chapter 3 (30% in)
  • Perez regarded them gravely.
    Chapter 3 (54% in)
  • John Grady wished him a good morning and he nodded gravely and withdrew.
    Chapter 4 (5% in)
  • ...pools in the dark where the rocks lay smooth and rectilinear as the stones of ancient ruins and the water from their muzzles dripped and rang like water dripping in a well and in his sleep he dreamt of horses and the horses in his dream moved gravely among the tilted stones like horses come upon an antique site where some ordering of the world had failed and if anything had been written on the stones the weathers had taken it away again and the horses were wary and moved with great...
    Chapter 4 (75% in)
  • He thought he'd be an object of some curiosity but the people he saw only nodded gravely to him and passed on.
    Chapter 4 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in All the Pretty Horses.

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • They can be consequences of a gravity not excluding bloodshed.
    Chapter 2 (73% in)
  • I aint diggin no grave like we done that last one.
    Chapter 1 (40% in)
  • But I have seen the consequences in the real world and they can be very grave indeed.
    Chapter 2 (73% in)
  • John Grady told him of playing billiards with the hacendado and Antonio, sitting in an old Mennonite chair the caning of which had been replaced with canvas, his hat on one knee and his hands together, received this news with the gravity proper to it, looking down at the burning cigarette and nodding his head.
    Chapter 2 (93% in)
  • I've sat on the bench in this county since it was a county and in that time I've heard a lot of things that give me grave doubts about the human race but this aint one of em.
    Chapter 4 (86% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in All the Pretty Horses.

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