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  1. Samuel L(ee), Jr.,1922–2004, U.S. naval officer: first black admiral.
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Related Words for gravely

severely, painfully, deeply, hard, seriously, greatly, passionately, sincerely, earnestly, vigorously, actively, sorely, badly, very, intensely, acutely, grievously, sharply, strictly, markedly

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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).

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