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grave
used in Lonesome Dove

27 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 is often subject to 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 (with a heavy heart)
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — sincere and dignified without humor
  • Lorena looked more beautiful than ever, but it was a grave beauty since news of the death had come.
    Chapters 99-100 (29% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Lonesome Dove.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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  • Call dug the grave with a little hand shovel.
    Chapters 101-102 (82% in)
  • He said it with as much gravity as he could muster, since Xavier appreciated a certain formality.
    Chapters 3-4 (57% in)
  • "If you're planning on dying today I hope you dig your grave first.
    Chapters 5-6 (24% in)
  • One by one the cowboys mounted and went off to the herd, many of them taking a quick last look at the muddy grave under the tree.
    Chapters 34-35 (98% in)
  • He was so weak from shock, it seemed he might not be able to, but he finally got on his horse and rode off, looking back until the grave was hidden by the tall gray grass.
    Chapters 34-35 (99% in)
  • "Because the grave's our destination," Mr. Sedgwick said.
    Chapters 38-39 (56% in)
  • He hoped it had—he had not been able to rid himself of the memory of the muddy grave they had put Sean in, back by the Nueces.
    Chapters 46-47 (93% in)
  • When they rejoined the main herd it was on the move, the grave somewhere behind on the muddy plain.
    Chapters 62-63 (23% in)
  • "The consequences of that would be that somebody would have to dig your grave," he said.
    Chapters 64-65 (51% in)
  • Call went over and told Pea Eye and Newt to start digging the grave—he wanted to get started after the horsethieves as soon as it was light enough to track.
    Chapters 72-73 (49% in)
  • " Augustus was troubled by the fact that he could find nothing with which to mark Wilbarger's grave—the plains and the riverbank were bare.
    Chapters 72-73 (55% in)
  • Pea Eye dug a shallow grave with a little shovel they had brought.
    Chapters 74-74 (6% in)
  • They cut the men down and buried them in one grave.
    Chapters 74-74 (18% in)
  • Call broke up the tailgate and made a little marker for Jake's grave, scratching his name on it with a pocketknife by the light of the old man's lantern.
    Chapters 74-74 (93% in)
  • They had been so sure he would die that they even dug the grave, up on the knoll east of the house where their three boys were buried: Jim and Jeff and Johnny, the three deaths Clara felt had turned her heart to stone: she hoped for stone, anyway, for stone wouldn't suffer from such losses.
    Chapters 75-76 (6% in)
  • She had gray eyes and she turned them on him with sudden gravity.
    Chapters 77-78 (37% in)
  • Needle Nelson offered to help dig the grave, for Deets had been the man who finally turned the Texas bull the day the bull got after him.
    Chapters 89-90 (91% in)
  • Lippy offered to help with the grave-digging, and Call let him.
    Chapters 89-90 (92% in)
  • It was the task that usually got assigned to Deets himself, grave-digging.
    Chapters 89-90 (92% in)
  • He came back from the grave, got a big hammer and knocked a board loose from the side of the wagon.
    Chapters 89-90 (94% in)
  • The rest of the day he sat alone by Deets's grave, carving something into it with his knife.
    Chapters 89-90 (95% in)
  • Augustus made a loop of the ribbon and put the loop over the grave board and tied it tightly.
    Chapters 89-90 (**% in)
  • "I won the pot, Ma," she said, and then saw by the grave set of Clara's face that something was wrong.
    Chapters 91-92 (69% in)
  • She sat down on the mound of dirt beside him and looked into the open grave.
    Chapters 91-92 (89% in)
  • "Sometimes it seems like grave-digging is all we do," she said.
    Chapters 91-92 (89% in)
  • There seemed to be no grave danger from Indians or anything else.
    Chapters 99-100 (63% in)

There are no more uses of "grave" in Lonesome Dove.

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