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1. gravely

adverb. ['ˈgreɪvli'] in a grave and sober manner.

Synonyms

  • soberly

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • grave (English)
  • grave (French)

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Rhymes with Gravely

  • swavely
  • stavely
  • snavely
  • bravely
  • savely
  • lavely

Sentences with gravely


1. Adverb
Plant in full sun or partial shade and a sandy, gravely soil that is wet to moist.

Quotes about gravely


1. Begin at the beginning,"the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

2. I don't mean to be rude—"he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable."Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often,"Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

3. Well then,"Roen said briskly, "are you sleeping?""Yes.""Come now. A mother can tell when her son lies. Are you eating?""No,"Brigan said gravely. "I've not eaten in two months. It's a hunger strike to protest the spring flooding in the south.""Gracious,"Roen said, reaching for the fruit bowl. "Have an apple, dear.
- Kristin Cashore, Fire

2. gravely

adverb. ['ˈgreɪvli'] to a severe or serious degree.

Synonyms

  • seriously
  • badly

Antonyms

  • advantageously

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • grave (English)
  • grave (French)
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