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Gravely

[greyv-lee] /ˈgreɪv li/
noun
1.
Samuel L(ee), Jr. 1922–2004, U.S. naval officer: first black admiral.
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  • "Stranger, thou hast not yet learned the fashions of Athens," said Anaxagoras, Gravely.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "I suspect that I have been deceived," said Mr. Morgan, Gravely.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • He touched her hand with his lips and said Gravely: "I will not fail your trust."

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • "I don't have to ask if you have been in prison," she said Gravely.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • "Nay, there you are wide of the clout," the bowman said Gravely.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
Word Origin and History for Gravely

gravely

adv.

1550s, "solemnly," from grave (adj.) + -ly (2).

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