Samuel L(ee), Jr.,1922–2004, U.S. naval officer: first black admiral. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gravely

Contemporary Examples of gravely

Historical Examples of gravely

  • "Stranger, thou hast not yet learned the fashions of Athens," said Anaxagoras, gravely.


    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."


    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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper