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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gravely, soberly, staidlyadverb

    in a grave and sober manner

    "he walked soberly toward the altar"

  2. badly, severely, gravely, seriouslyadverb

    to a severe or serious degree

    "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"


  1. gravelyadverb

    In a grave or serious manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gravelyadverb

    Etymology: from grave.

    Thou stand’st
    Gravely in doubt when to hold them wise. John Milton.

    A girl longs to tell her confidant that she hopes to be married in a little time, and asks her very gravely what she would have her to do. Spectator. №. 475.

    Wisdom’s above suspecting wiles;
    The queen of learning gravely smiles. Jonathan Swift.

    A formal story was very gravely carried to his excellency, by some zealous members. Jonathan Swift.


  1. gravely

    Gravely is an adverb that typically means in a very serious or solemn manner. It may refer to actions or situations that are concerning, crucial, or potentially severe. This term can be used to describe various contexts such as a person's attitude, speech, health condition, situation, or demeanor that is severe, serious, or critical.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gravelyadverb

    in a grave manner

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gravely is ranked #10107 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gravely surname appeared 3,187 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Gravely.

    62.9% or 2,005 total occurrences were White.
    33.4% or 1,065 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 71 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 25 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravely in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gravely in a Sentence

  1. unknown:

    And sometimes it is better to solemnly retreat into solitude, than to be gravely misunderstood. Author: S.A. Quinox

  2. Gretchen Whitmer:

    Gretchen Whitmer said. While many of the protesters wore masks, hardly any were seen maintaining the social distancing policy. At the march, Gretchen Whitmer urged protesters not to lose hope following the COVID-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd. Elections matter, we can not be defeated. We must move forward together. When we do that, we can not be defeated. Floyds death while in custody of Minnesota police officers has sparked fiery protests in every state of the country for over a week, including the past 7 days in Detroit. Gretchen Whitmer lifted her states stay-at-home order this week and moved most of her state into Phase 4 of reopening. While Michiganders are no longer required to stay home, we must all continue to be smart and practice social distancing, and encourage those who meet the criteria to get tested for COVID-19, Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. Gretchen Whitmer, considered a possible Democratic pick for vice president in 2020, on Monday called President Trumps response to protests and rioting deeply disturbing and a clear signal that this administration is determined to sow the seeds of hatred and division. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The presidents dangerous comments should be gravely concerning to all Americans, because they send a clear signal that this administration is determined to sow the seeds of hatred and division, which I fear will only lead to more violence and destruction.

  3. Anthony Prate:

    My girlfriend and I had a fight. She stabbed me with a knife, and I stabbed her back, and I think shes gravely wounded.

  4. Robert C. Murphy:

    To be listened to is, generally speaking, a nearly unique experience for most people. It is enormously stimulating. It is small wonder that people who have been demanding all their lives to be heard so often fall speechless when confronted with one who gravely agrees to lend an ear. Man clamors for the freedom to express himself and for knowing that he counts. But once offered these conditions, he becomes frigthened.

  5. President Ernest Koroma:

    Many of our compatriots have lost their lives, many more have been gravely injured, and billions of leones' worth of property [has been] destroyed in the flooding and landslides that swept across some parts of our city.

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    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
    A apex
    B bowel
    C temptation
    D accident

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