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  • adj. superlative form of grave: most grave.

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Examples

  • The Labour party was thrown yesterday into turmoil by the open letter written by three of its leading moderates about what they termed the gravest crisis in its history.

    From the archive, 2 August 1980: 'Gang of Three' split Labour

  • The state has been the center stage of India's 44-year-old Maoist rebellion that seeks to overthrow the national government, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has termed the gravest threat to India's internal security.

    Supreme Court Grants Binayak Sen Bail

  • It was the first time that he flexed his muscles on the international front, taking what afterward he was to call his gravest risk—the forty-eight hours that were “the most nerve-racking in my life.”

    The Prize

  • How worried should we be right now about this bird flu, which has been described as THE gravest health threat, potentially, down the road to human beings?

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2005

  • The threat of violence and its potential for disrupting democratic elections was identified as the gravest danger facing the country.

    NEC STATEMENT 30 AUGUST

  • One of the gravest was the interference of the lay authority in the election of bishops.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • More than 1,100 people were killed in 2009 in violence linked to the Maoist insurgency, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described as the gravest internal security threat facing India.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • More than 1,500 people have been killed since January 2009 in violence linked to the Maoist insurgency, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the gravest internal threat facing India.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • More than 1,300 people have been killed since January 2009 in violence linked to the Maoist insurgency, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the gravest internal security threat facing India.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • January 2009 in violence linked to the Maoist insurgency, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the gravest internal threat facing India.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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