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grave
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

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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
  • On August 15, Louie woke gravely ill.
    p. 220.4
  • The plane was gravely wounded, trying to fly up and over onto its back.
    p. 80.0
  • One of the Omori POWs was a physician, and he examined Harris gravely.
    p. 196.9

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken - adapted for young adults.

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  • To stop it from flipping, Louie and Phil bailed in water to weigh it down, sat on opposite sides to balance their weight, and lay down to keep the center of gravity low.
    p. 131.7

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