Examples from the Web for grievousness
He arose; he confessed the grievousness of his sin, entreating pardon before the Throne of Omnipotence.Ten Tudor Statesmen|Arthur D. Innes
We all know the extent and the grievousness of the calamity it has wrought on the universe.England, Canada and the Great War|Louis-Georges Desjardins
It is a picture of the grievousness of war, which was now upon the world, flowing down even those distant, desert roads.The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)|George Adam Smith
Master Tom admitted the grievousness of his fault and returned at once to the drift cavern after the forgotten provision pack.The Big Brother|George Cary Eggleston
Then I say I trust thee shall be free from grievousness all thy life if I can keep thee so.
British Dictionary definitions for grievousness
Word Origin and History for grievousness (1 of 2)
c.1300, from Anglo-French grevous (Old French grevos) "heavy, hard, toilsome," from grief (see grief). Legal term grievous bodily harm attested from 1803.