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grave
used in A Lesson Before Dying

4 uses
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1  —1 use 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
  • Reverend Ambrose said. "Deep in you, you think he know, he done grasped the significance of what it's all about? Deep in you?"

    "The significance?"

    "The gravity."

    (Grant is asking Reverend Ambrose what he means by "significance".)
    Chapter 13 (66% in)
gravity = importance (weightiness)
There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in A Lesson Before Dying.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • There would be another grave there within a day or two.
    Chapter 31 (87% in)
  • The gravity?
    Chapter 13 (66% in)
  • ...evertime i shet my eyes i see that door an fore i git ther i wake up an i dont go back to sleep cause i dont want walk to that door no mo cause i dont know what back o ther if its wher they gon put that cher or if it spose to mean def or the grave or heven i dont know i wonder if boo went to heven cause i know he didn git religin firs an mr wigin you say you like what i got here but you say you stil cant giv me a a jus a b cause you say i aint gone deep in me yet an you kno i can if i...
    Chapter 29 (27% in)

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