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Hildebrand was keenly aware of the grievous failures of Christians under Nazism.
The cop lay open-eyed with a grievous head wound as Johnson again checked for a pulse.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No longer will we have to endure the grievous injury of that flag popping up as a museum shop chotchke.
Some horror will be too great, some attack too grievous for us to ignore.
The tactics almost certainly have saved untold thousands of innocents from grievous injury, even death.Stop-and-Frisk Ruled Unconstitutional: A ‘Fair Trial’ for the NYPD?|Michael Daly|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sudden withholding of these supplies was, therefore, a grievous calamity.
By my troth, his ill-report hath done me grievous detriment.Hildebrand|Anonymous
But grievous it is to think that no one said thanks even to her dead body, though she herself was shy and shrank from all thanks.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
Yet it had radical and grievous defects, and these, being in its most vital parts, robbed it of half its efficiency.History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)|Sir Frederick Maurice.
Here are four distinct predictions; national peculiarity, grievous oppression, universal dispersion and remarkable preservation.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
c.1300, from Anglo-French grevous (Old French grevos) "heavy, hard, toilsome," from grief (see grief). Legal term grievous bodily harm attested from 1803.