grave (adj.) Old form(s): graue , grauer
important, dignified, serious
1H6 V.i.54[Winchester to Legate, of his promise of money] For clothing me in these grave ornaments
AC II.vii.118[Caesar to Antony] Our graver business / Frowns at this levity
Cor II.i.57[Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] I must be content to bear with those that say you are reverend grave men
WT I.ii.173[Leontes to Hermione, of himself and Mamillius] we two will ... leave you to your graver steps

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