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Graveness   Listen

A manner that is serious and solemn.  Synonyms: gravity, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness.

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"Graveness" Quotes from Famous Books

... answered. "O little slip of girlhood, I am tempted, for it is not reasonable you should possess everything that I have lost. Innocence you have, and youth, and untroubled eyes, and quiet dreams, and the fond graveness of a child, and Gregory Darrell's love—" Now Ysabeau sat down upon the bed and caught up the girl's face between two fevered hands. "Rosamund, this Darrell perceives within the moment, as I do, that the love he bears ...
— Chivalry • James Branch Cabell

... saw he was not smiling and his graveness gave her a sense of power. He had owned, with typical frankness, that she had ...
— Lister's Great Adventure • Harold Bindloss

Words linked to "Graveness" :   stodginess, serious-mindedness, sincerity, grave, stuffiness, seriousness, earnestness

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