Gravely

[ɡ_ɹ_ˈeɪ_v_l_ɪ], [ɡɹˈe͡ɪvlɪ], [ɡɹˈe‍ɪvlɪ]

Definitions of gravely:

  1.   in a grave and sober manner; " he walked soberly toward the altar"
  2.   In a grave manner.
  3.   to a severe or serious degree; " fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; " badly injured"; " a severely impaired heart"; " is gravely ill"; " was seriously ill"

Quotes for gravely:

  1. I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. – Orson Scott Card
  2. It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  3. I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady after she had written a book. – Lydia M. Child

Usage examples for gravely:

  1. “ " I have not spoken all," said the rabbi, gravely – Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
  2. He spoke to himself rather than to La Mothe, but after a little spell of silence he looked up, gravely in earnest. ” – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  3. “ Geake nodded gravely with set face. ” – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. “ " It would mean the end of Wallaby," Hank said gravely – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  5. “ There's Roger, he said gravely – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  6. She kissed them each in turn, quietly and gravely and was gone. ” – Peggy by Laura E. Richards
  7. Thank you, said the Doctor gravely my home is not large enough to hold that sort of man. ” – Lola by Owen Davis
  8. Often as the idea of marriage had come into his mind, this was the first time it had been gravely suggested to him by another. ” – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  9. He asked gravely 'Why not? ” – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  10. “ Mr. Herries looked at his friend, and then said gravely to Mr. Hardy, " Do you wait here, Mr. Hardy; we will go on." ” – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  11. “ " I know," she said gravely – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. “ " Very well, sir," he said gravely – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  13. Of course, replied Webster gravely of course. ” – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  14. “ " You have grown up, my little friend," he said gravely – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  15. “ " No doubt they did," replied her father, gravely enough. ” – Gerda in Sweden by Etta Blaisdell McDonald
  16. “ " My dear sir," replied Lennard, gravely this is a matter which not only England, but every other country in the world, will have to trouble about before very long." ” – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  17. “ " I'll be like this as much as ever you'll let me," he said gravely – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  18. “ " I know how it must look to you, sir," he said gravely – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  19. Donna looked at him gravely – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  20. “ " Miss Muffett, I hope," said Harry gravely – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson

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