Etymology
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gravely (adv.)

1550s, "solemnly," from grave (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "in an important degree" is by 1835.

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Definitions of gravely

gravely (adv.)
in a grave and sober manner;
Synonyms: soberly / staidly
gravely (adv.)
to a severe or serious degree;
is gravely ill
Synonyms: badly / severely / seriously
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