gravely


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Synonyms for gravely

in a grave and sober manner

to a severe or serious degree

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Well, yer see," said Sam, proceeding gravely to wash down Haley's pony, "I 'se 'quired what yer may call a habit o' bobservation, Andy.
Putting my faith in old saws, as a young man will, I had never dreamed to know again a bliss so divinely passionate and pure as came to me with every glance of Nicolete's sweet eyes, with every simple pressure of her hand; and the joy that was mine when sometimes, stopping on our way, we would press together our lips ever so gravely and tenderly, seems too holy even to speak of.
To my thinking it's very poor," Trudolyubov observed gravely.
They invited me once, last week," Bruno said, very gravely.
He came as a Butcher: but gravely declared, When the ship had been sailing a week, He could only kill Beavers.
It was gravely said by some of the prelates in the Council of Trent, where the doctrine of the Schoolmen bare great sway, that the Schoolmen were like astronomers, which did feign eccentrics and epicycles, and such engines of orbs, to save the phenomena; though they knew there were no such things; and in like manner, that the Schoolmen had framed a number of subtle and intricate axioms, and theorems, to save the practice of the church.
Mr Brown," he said gravely, "it is quite fourteen and a half years since I was personally asked to test a personal problem: then it was the case of an attempt to poison the French President at a Lord Mayor's Banquet.
I see what you think of me," said he gravely -- "I shall make but a poor figure in your journal tomorrow.
The doctor, without answering, looked at her gravely.
We shall call it a no-ball, David," I said gravely.
They--they won't hardly know what to make of all your splendid furniture and things," protested Dorothy, gravely.
Granet bowed gravely and without any shadow of embarrassment.
He was so gravely in earnest that Francine burst out laughing.
I may be a baby," said the Mouse, gravely, as he passed outward through the forest of shins, "but I know tolerably well how to diagnose a volcano.
I infer, then," said Rosser, gravely, "that a lady lacking the moral advantage of a nose would find the struggle to become Mrs.