from The Century Dictionary.

  • With a grave countenance; with a show of gravity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a demure manner; soberly; gravely; -- now, commonly, with a mere show of gravity or modesty.

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  • adverb In a demure manner.

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  • adverb in a demure manner


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