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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
  • Then the loan from Einhorn wasn't too grievous either, since Einhorn himself had let lots of people down for far larger amounts; and he, Einhorn, was big enough and gentleman enough not to scream and moan about it.
    Chapter 10 (77% in)
  • Amid the ladies he didn't let go with this smile, but now when he sat like a village headman of the south of Asia in his carnival-colors towel, he did; and while conversing more man to man he was pinching himself under the eyes to make the bags disappear—his yellow toenails were lacquered with clear polish, except the small toes grievously buried in the lifeworn foot with its skinful of vessels.
    Chapter 24 (12% in)

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