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grave
used in Funny in Farsi

3 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
  • More important, we were happy to have helped out a family that was dealing with a gravely ill child.
    p. 159.9

There are no more uses of "grave" flagged with this meaning in Funny in Farsi.

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exact meaning not specified
  • My father was not grasping the gravity of the situation and I had no idea how to describe the earthquake without the handy Richter scale number.
    p. 156.8
  • All of a sudden, I realized the gravity of the situation.
    p. 49.0

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