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grave
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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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
  • On August 15, Louie woke gravely ill.
    p. 303.2
gravely = seriously
  • On the night before the race, a coach from Notre Dame knocked on Louie's hotel room door, a grave expression on his face.
    p. 41.4
  • grave = serious and/or solemn
  • The Japanese base had been gravely damaged—by one estimate, half of its personnel had been killed—and America had demonstrated the reach and power of its B-24s.
    p. 76.7
  • gravely = seriously
  • The plane was gravely wounded, trying to fly up and over onto its back.
    p. 96.7
  • gravely = seriously
  • The Omori POW doctor examined Harris gravely.
    p. 272.3
  • gravely = in a serious and solemn manner
  • Mutsuhiro, his face grave, questioned her about the police's tactics.
    p. 369.3
  • grave = serious and solemn
  • CBS's Japanese bureau chief called the number and reached Watanabe's wife, who said that her husband couldn't speak to them—he was gravely ill and bedridden.
    p. 395.2
gravely = seriously
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