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Her manner was grave.
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
  • She put the question as literally as possible, however, and received a grave answer in the affirmative.
    Chapter 11 (51% in)
  • "That is unseemly in a poor man's darter," returned Deerslayer gravely, "the officers are all gentry, and can only look on such as Judith with evil intentions."
    Chapter 1 (70% in)
  • "Hurry Harry's idees do not pass for gospel with me, Judith; but even worse than he may have eyes and ears", returned the other gravely.
    Chapter 12 (25% in)
  • The two men now went out on the platform, and Deerslayer swept the shore with the glass, while the Indian gravely turned his eye on the water and the woods, in quest of any sign that might betray the machinations of their enemies.
    Chapter 12 (50% in)
  • Finding that both her companions were watching her movements, in grave silence, Judith placed a hand on the lid and endeavored to raise it.
    Chapter 12 (54% in)
  • Chingachgook gravely bowed, and then he seemed to think this part of the subject might be dismissed.
    Chapter 13 (99% in)
  • The first act of the Delaware, on rejoining his friend, was to proceed gravely to disencumber himself of his civilized attire, and to stand forth an Indian warrior again.
    Chapter 14 (1% in)
  • "I will go to the Iroquois camp," returned the Delaware, gravely.
    Chapter 14 (9% in)
  • "I understand what you mean, my brother," returned the Indian gravely, for the first time catching a direct clue to the adventures of the evening.
    Chapter 17 (49% in)
  • In half a minute, two more were at his side, one of whom received a grave injury by the friend who had just preceded him.
    Chapter 20 (5% in)
  • Still she continued silent, as became her when the allusion was to a grave interest that men could best control, though it exceeded the power of education to conceal the smile that gratified feeling brought to her pretty mouth.
    Chapter 25 (9% in)
  • Familiarity deadens the sensibilities even as connected with the gravest natural phenomena, and never before had these simple beings thought of enquiring into a movement that was of daily occurrence, however puzzling it might appear on investigation.
    Chapter 25 (19% in)
  • "Harkee, Sarpent," he continued more gravely, though too simply for affectation; "this is easierly explained than an Indian brain may fancy.
    Chapter 25 (21% in)
  • "My ears are open," returned the Delaware gravely; "the words of my brother have entered so far that they never can fall out again.
    Chapter 26 (48% in)
  • "It shall be done as my brother says," returned the Indian, gravely.
    Chapter 26 (51% in)
  • When the whole band was arrayed around the captive, a grave silence, so much the more threatening from its profound quiet, pervaded the place.
    Chapter 28 (60% in)

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

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  • Here, over my mother's grave, and over the grave of truth-loving, truth-telling Hetty, everything like unfair dealing seems to be out of place.
    Chapter 32 (37% in)
  • Then you're altogether too grave and considerate-like, to care much about Judith; for, though the gal is oncommon, she is so general in her admiration, that a man need not be exalted because she happens to smile.
    Chapter 3 (44% in)
  • But all was still as the grave again.
    Chapter 6 (98% in)
  • She had now been dead two summers, and, as was stated by Hurry, she had been buried in the lake; whether in indulgence of a prejudice, or from a reluctance to take the trouble to dig her grave, had frequently been a matter of discussion between the rude beings of that region.
    Chapter 8 (86% in)
  • When Deerslayer ended, the Delaware took up the narrative, in turn, speaking sententiously and with grave dignity.
    Chapter 9 (36% in)
  • The Delaware heard and understood all that passed, though with Indian gravity and finesse he had sat with averted face, seemingly inattentive to a discourse in which he had no direct concern.
    Chapter 9 (52% in)
  • The others arranged themselves around the two with grave dignity, and then the girl, who had sufficient observation to perceive that such a course was expected of her, began to reveal the object of her visit.
    Chapter 11 (38% in)
  • The chiefs heard this opening explanation with grave decorum, the two who had a little knowledge of English intimating their satisfaction with the interpreter by furtive but significant glances of the eyes.
    Chapter 11 (45% in)
  • Perceiving that the grim looking chiefs were still standing around her in grave attention, she hoped that another effort to convince them of the right might be successful.
    Chapter 11 (79% in)
  • Any thing was better than a failure, as it regarded his betrothed, and, after turning the different garments round and round, examining them with a species of grave irony, affecting to draw them on in a way that defeated itself, and otherwise manifesting the reluctance of a young savage to confine his limbs in the usual appliances of civilized life, the chief submitted to the directions of his companion, and finally stood forth, so far as the eye could detect, a red man in colour...
    Chapter 12 (6% in)
  • The awkwardness of the Delaware in his new attire caused his friend to smile more than once that day, but he carefully abstained from the use of any of those jokes which would have been bandied among white men on such an occasion, the habits of a chief, the dignity of a warrior on his first path, and the gravity of the circumstances in which they were placed uniting to render so much levity out of season.
    Chapter 12 (8% in)
  • The meeting at the morning meal of the three islanders, if we may use the term, was silent, grave and thoughtful.
    Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • The transformation was ludicrous, but as men are seldom struck with incongruities in their own appearance, any more than in their own conduct, the Delaware studied this change in a common glass, by which Hutter was in the habit of shaving, with grave interest.
    Chapter 12 (63% in)
  • "Chingachgook," returned the Delaware with grave dignity.
    Chapter 13 (80% in)
  • Here he continued silent for a little time, maintaining the grave reserve of an Indian chief.
    Chapter 17 (66% in)
  • As the Huron uttered this extraordinary assurance of consideration, his eye furtively glanced at the countenance of his listener, in order to discover how he stood the compliment, though his gravity and apparent sincerity would have prevented any man but one practised in artifices, from detecting his motives.
    Chapter 17 (69% in)
  • Nor were the Delaware's care and gravity misplaced, under the impressions with which he proceeded on this enterprise.
    Chapter 19 (55% in)
  • "Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him; But nothing he'll reck, if they'll let him sleep on, In the grave where a Briton has laid him."
    Chapter 21 (0% in)
  • Hist was serious, attentive and interested, for she had often seen the interments of the pale-faces, though never one that promised to be as peculiar as this; while the Delaware, though grave, and also observant, in his demeanor was stoical and calm.
    Chapter 21 (58% in)
  • Hetty acted as pilot, directing Hurry how to proceed, to find that spot in the lake which she was in the habit of terming "mother's grave."
    Chapter 21 (59% in)
  • We have passed the stone on the bottom, and mother's grave is near."
    Chapter 21 (61% in)
  • Once she had even been so far influenced by the former as to have bethought her of performing some of those physical rites at her mother's grave which the redmen are known to observe; but the passing feeling had been obscured by the steady, though mild light of Christianity, which never ceased to burn in her gentle bosom.
    Chapter 21 (66% in)
  • March cast his eyes below, and through the transparent medium of the clear water, which was almost as pure as air, he saw what Hetty was accustomed to call "mother's grave."
    Chapter 21 (67% in)
  • "You wish to speak to me of marriage, Harry March," she said, "and I have come here, over the grave of my parents, as it might be—no—no—over the grave of my poor, dear, dear, mother, to hear what you have to say."
    Chapter 21 (77% in)
  • "You wish to speak to me of marriage, Harry March," she said, "and I have come here, over the grave of my parents, as it might be—no—no—over the grave of my poor, dear, dear, mother, to hear what you have to say."
    Chapter 21 (77% in)
  • "Hush, March; do not calumniate a daughter over her mother's grave!
    Chapter 21 (88% in)
  • "Alas! my poor mother!" she ejaculated mentally instead of uttering it aloud, "We are over thy grave, but little dost thou know how much thy lessons have been forgotten; thy care neglected; thy love defeated!"
    Chapter 21 (99% in)
  • Chingachgook held himself a little aloof, in grave reserve, looking like a warrior, but feeling like a man.
    Chapter 22 (2% in)
  • His spirit may be near; it would grieve it to hear his children talking so, and that, too, over his very grave.
    Chapter 22 (11% in)
  • "This is mother's grave, and we have just laid the body of father by her side.
    Chapter 22 (43% in)
  • "I've seen it some time," Hetty quietly answered, for the Indians had few terrors for her, "but I didn't think it right to talk about such things over mother's grave!
    Chapter 22 (53% in)
  • The meeting between Deerslayer and his friends in the Ark was grave and anxious.
    Chapter 23 (1% in)
  • Here she found Chingachgook studying the shores of the lake, the mountains and the heavens, with the sagacity of a man of the woods, and the gravity of an Indian.
    Chapter 25 (2% in)
  • All this the lover saw and felt, and for a moment his countenance was illuminated with a look of pleasure, but it soon grew grave again, and became saddened and anxious.
    Chapter 25 (4% in)
  • The Indian bowed his head silently, and always with unmoved gravity, though his eye twinkled at the sight of the other's embarrassment.
    Chapter 25 (39% in)
  • I don't say that they bear me special malice on account of any expl'ites already performed, for that would be bragging, as it might be, on the varge of the grave, but it's no vanity to believe that they know one of their bravest and cunnin'est chiefs fell by my hands.
    Chapter 26 (84% in)
  • Still, accident had interfered to defeat the last intention, for when the young man put his foot on the point, and advanced with a steady tread towards the group of chiefs that was seated in grave array on a fallen tree, the oldest of their number cast his eye upward, at an opening in the trees, and pointed out to his companions the startling fact that the sun was just entering a space that was known to mark the zenith.
    Chapter 27 (7% in)
  • All the older warriors were seated on the trunk of the fallen tree, waiting his approach with grave decorum.
    Chapter 27 (15% in)
  • The Hurons listened with grave attention, and one among them, who understood English, translated what had been said into their native tongue.
    Chapter 29 (54% in)
  • Could one have looked upon such a scene with indifference, he would have been amused at the gravity with which the savages listened to the translation of this unusual request.
    Chapter 29 (61% in)
  • Two of my warriors have fallen by the blows of our prisoner; their grave is too small to hold a third.
    Chapter 29 (63% in)
  • It was well, though simply rendered into the Indian dialect too, and it was received with a respect and gravity that augured favourably for the girl's success.
    Chapter 30 (21% in)
  • My grave will be found in the forest, most likely, but I hope my spirit will not be far from your'n."
    Chapter 31 (86% in)
  • Her body was laid in the lake, by the side of that of the mother she had so loved and reverenced, the surgeon, though actually an unbeliever, so far complying with the received decencies of life as to read the funeral service over her grave, as he had previously done over those of the other Christian slain.
    Chapter 32 (4% in)
  • Here, over my mother's grave, and over the grave of truth-loving, truth-telling Hetty, everything like unfair dealing seems to be out of place.
    Chapter 32 (38% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in The Deerslayer.

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