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Word Example of - grave

    Example Sentences for grave

    And for that act of goodness, Uncle Matthew had gone to his grave under stigma.

    To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave, exceeds all power of face.

    It is a grave demand, made as the price of an important concession.

    I die in charity with fool and knave, Secure of peace at least beyond the grave.

    Can you let me go down to the grave without teaching me one prayer.

    Let fiction, at least, cease with life, and let us be serious over the grave.

    You must understand that you have laid yourself open to grave suspicion.

    You may stay in here in this grave for the Yankees to find if they capture Morro as they say they will.

    But in spite of her high hopes, she herself was in grave doubt.

    "Perhaps the case is not so grave as it seems," said the doctor, with professional calm.

Word Origin & History of - grave

    Word Origin & History

    grave O.E. græf "grave, ditch," from P.Gmc. *graban (cf. O.S. graf, O.Fris. gref, O.H.G. grab "grave, tomb;" O.N. gröf "cave," Goth. graba "ditch"), from PIE base *ghrebh-/*ghrobh- "to dig, to scratch, to scrape" (cf. O.C.S. grobu "grave, tomb"); related to grafan "to dig" (see grave (v.)). From Middle Ages to 17c., they were temporary, crudely marked repositories from which the bones were removed to ossuaries after some years and the grave used for a fresh burial. "Perpetual graves" became common from c.1650. To make (someone) turn in his grave "behave in some way that would have offended ...the dead person" is first recorded 1888. Graveyard shift "late-night work" is c.1907, from earlier nautical term, in reference to the loneliness of after-hours work.

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