gravely adv

gravely adv
"I plan to work in a cemetery," Tom plotted gravely.

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  • gravely — (adv.) 1550s, solemnly, from GRAVE (Cf. grave) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gravely — adv. Gravely is used with these adjectives: ↑concerned, ↑deficient, ↑ill, ↑injured, ↑mistaken Gravely is used with these verbs: ↑nod, ↑offend, ↑say, ↑tell, ↑threaten, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Gravely — Grave ly, adv. In a grave manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gravely — adv. seriously; solemnly, soberly; severely, critically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grave n — gravely adv, die v …   English expressions

  • grave — ♦♦♦ graves, graver, gravest (Pronounced [[t]gre͟ɪv[/t]], except for meaning 5, when it is pronounced [[t]grɑ͟ːv[/t]].) 1) N COUNT A grave is a place where a dead person is buried. They used to visit her grave twice a year. 2) N COUNT: oft to N,… …   English dictionary

  • grave — grave1 [greıv] n [: Old English; Origin: grAf] 1.) the place in the ground where a dead body is buried →↑tomb ▪ At the head of the grave there was a small wooden cross. 2.) the grave literary death ▪ He took that secret to the grave …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grave — grave1 graveless, adj. gravelike, adj. graveward, gravewards, adv., adj. /grayv/, n. 1. an excavation made in the earth in which to bury a dead body. 2. any place of interment; a tomb or sepulcher: a watery grave. 3. any place that becomes the… …   Universalium

  • grave — grave1 [grāv] adj. graver, gravest [Fr < L gravis, heavy, weighty < IE base * gwer , heavy, mill > QUERN, Gr barys, heavy, Sans gurúh, grave] 1. a) requiring serious thought; important; weighty [grave doubts] b) not light or tri …   English World dictionary

  • grave — 1. n. 1 a a trench dug in the ground to receive a coffin on burial. b a mound or memorial stone placed over this. 2 (prec. by the) death, esp. as indicating mortal finality. 3 something compared to or regarded as a grave. Phrases and idioms: turn …   Useful english dictionary

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