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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n graveness a manner that is serious and solemn
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard
Gravely promenaded to and fro Gravely promenaded to and fro
Franklin's Grave Franklin's Grave

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When former Texas Governor James Hogg was on his deathbed he made a special request that a pecan tree be planted at the head of his grave instead of a tombstone. The governor passed away on March 2, 1906, which is Texas Independence Day. The pecan tree is now the state tree of Texas
    • n Graveness The quality of being grave. "His sables and his weeds,
      Importing health and graveness ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chicago's Lincoln Park was created in 1864. The original 120 acre cemetery had most of its graves removed and was expanded to more than 1000 acres for recreational use.
    • n graveness The state or quality of being grave; seriousness; sobriety of behavior; gravity of manners or discourse; importance; solemnity.
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  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    “One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.”
  • Corra May Harris
    Corra May Harris
    “A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “The beautiful uncut hair of graves.”
  • Alan Lampkin
    Alan Lampkin
    “A rut is a grave with no ends.”
  • Vance Havner
    “Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.”


Dancing on someone's grave - If you will dance on someone's grave, you will outlive or outlast them and will celebrate their demise.
Watery grave - If someone has gone to a watery grave, they have drowned.


In literature:

This was the man who was seeking Andy Bishop as at one time Dominie Graves had sought her father.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Halfway to the grave the corpse is set down and the bearers change their positions, those behind going in front.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
The bones of Christians moulder under the grave mounds, but still the temple remains as before.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The grave exchange salutations with the gay.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
I heard Juniper Graves say as much.
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
She smiled without the sigh, as soon as she met her sister's grave look.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
All bout in dese woods, you can find plenty of dem slavery graves dis day en time.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The Professor looked grave and sad, as he stood listening.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
You are greater; but the harvest you sow will only be reaped over your grave.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Garry's was gravely censorious, almost remonstrant.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
She bitterly regretted the tears shed before Ezra, and she must never, never again look at the student Graves.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
He had become a grave, middle-aged man.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Foyle opened the door to a little cluster of grave-faced men.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
The lieutenant was very solemn and grave.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Dick Little explained that "Gravy" was the nickname by which Mr. Reginald Graves was known to his fellow-undergraduates.
"Bindle" by Herbert Jenkins
Mother, I've often heard you say that a wife giving birth to a child has one foot in the grave.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
My brain is busy, Sebastiano must not tread an unknown land to find a grave.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
If delayed until we carry the corpse to the grave, there must be ten; but after it is deposited in the grave, there must be fifteen.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
At night my darling asked me: 'Is Papa always so grave-looking, Flor?
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
A trench was then dug about the grave, in which pickets were planted.
"Burial Mounds of the Northern Sections of the United States" by Cyrus Thomas

In poetry:

He turned him back: "O master dear,
We are but men misled;
And thou hast sought a city here
To find a grave instead."
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
From lonely lands across the wave
Is sent to-night by me
This rose of reverence for the grave
Beside the mountain lea.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall
For those minutes, tell no lie:
"Grave, this is thy victory;
And the sting of death is grieving."
"London Stone" by Rudyard Kipling
You asked why I am lonely now,
And I the tale have told:
And I shall yet be lonely, till
The grave my heart shall hold.
"You Ask Why I Am Lonely Now" by James Avis Bartley
A' the hills were graves,
The graves o' the deid langsyne,
And somewhere oot in the Wast
Was the grummlin' battle-line.
""On Leave"" by John Buchan
So much do I love wandering,
So much I love the sea and sky,
That it will be a piteous thing
In one small grave to lie.
"The Wanderer" by Zoe Akins

In news:

'Beyond Nevermore' celebration will take place by author's grave March 3-4.
Murrow is rolling over in his grave at how often people say he is rolling over in his grave.
Early Graves – Photo by Jeff Meininger.
On Memorial Day we make the rounds of our local cemeteries, stopping to visit the graves of our loved and lost.
Without your words, my limbs break, bones on graves.
As Allen Pizzey reports, they are opening his grave to look for answers.
Swiss team visits Arafat grave ahead of exhumation .
A team of Swiss investigators visited the West Bank grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Monday to determine how best to dig up remains and extract samples ahead of their exhumation later this month, a Palestinian official said.
Exhumation of outlaw Clell Miller's grave in Missouri postponed.
Arkansas Economic Development Chief " Gravely Ill".
Kelly Thomas ' gravely ' mentally disabled.
Texas Rangers tell Clark Murphy 'family first' with gravely injured brother.
"I wear a lot of different hats," said Allison Stuart, second from left, owner of Bedford Hill in Brooklyn, with, from left, Jasper Berg, Jo Firestone and Mavi Graves.
Photo courtesy of Don Sanzotta Members of the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club stand at her grave in the Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.
Rosa Parks must be spinning in her grave.

In science:

Graves et al. 2005), and it will not be easy to do better.
Astrophysics in 2005
Wilson, Graves, Hamada and Reese review methodology for addressing system reliability with limited full system testing, including resource allocation considerations.
Treatment of the constant part of the centrifugal potential as if it were part of the tidal perturbation is a grave conceptual error, which leaves the offdiagonal elements c13 and c23 that appear in the SOS theory unaltered but makes the diagonal elements of dIr many orders of magnitude larger than otherwise.
Comments on the ERA-2005 numerical theory of Earth rotation
The null hypothesis for spatial patterns have been a controversial topic in ecology from the early days (Gotelli and Graves (1996)).
A New Family of Random Graphs for Testing Spatial Segregation
To these dreams, however, general relativity poses new grave challenges .
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
Graves, J.C., Brill, D.: Oscillatory Character of Reissner-Nordstrom Metric for an Ideal Charged Wormhole, Phys.
Some peculiarities of motion of neutral and charged test particles in the field of a spherically symmetric charged object in General Relativity
These are the estimates produced by several software packages, including the popular R package fda; see Ramsay, Hooker and Graves (2009).
Estimation and testing for spatially indexed curves with application to ionospheric and magnetic field trends
Ramsay, J., Hooker, G. and Graves, S. (2009).
Estimation and testing for spatially indexed curves with application to ionospheric and magnetic field trends
This statement relies on Brouwer’s fixed point theorem and on the existence of Bartle-Graves continuous selectors.
The non-linear geometry of Banach spaces after Nigel Kalton
But from the graves of these models potentially successful models are growing: CDM with Ω ≈ 0.2 and a cosmological constant, and Ω = 1 Cold+Hot Dark Matter and Strings + Hot Dark Matter.
Particle Astrophysics after COBE: Blois92 Summary Talk
Graves for his contribution in the early stage of this work.
Final Focus System for a Muon Collider: A Test Model
Radio-continuum, far-infrared, and Hα images indicate that the bulk of the star-formation in M31 occurs in a thin ring in the galactic disk ∼ 10 kpc from the nucleus (e.g., Beck & Gr¨ave 1982; Devereux et al. 1994; Walterbos & Braun 1994; Xu & Helou 1996).
The Hard X-ray Luminosity of OB Star Populations: Implications for the Contribution of Star Formation to the Cosmic X-ray Background
To FP, however, this is not a problem, because they hold a gravely epistemic view of the quantum world.
Quantum Theory: Interpretation Cannot be Avoided
Alex Graves, Santiago Fern´andez, Faustino Gomez, and J¨urgen Schmidhuber.
Phoneme recognition in TIMIT with BLSTM-CTC
For the sake of completeness, we recall here the global version of the Lyusternik-Graves Theorem.
Filling the Gap between Metric Regularity and Fixed Points: The Linear Openness of Compositions