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  • Obama, grave-faced and sympathetic in tone, opined that when Senator Clinton was 'feeling down,' she went on the attack to make herself feel better; that is, she committed an error in judgment because she was in a bad mood.

    Karen Stabiner: The Change Candidate Needs to Change His Tone Towards Women

  • Then I should see grave-faced girls, girls of that budding age when their bearing becomes delusively wise, and the old deception of my youth will recur to me; “Could you and I but talk together?”

    A Modern Utopia

  • There were several university students — grave-faced, older men, with beards and spectacles — who looked down on the young musicians, and talked, of set purpose, on abstruse subjects.

    Maurice Guest

  • Meanwhile, the grave-faced official eyed us both, and silently nodded his head.

    The Gambler

  • Corgaide, the grave-faced, gray-haired woman who ordered the servants in the Sun Palace, wore no ornament save for the large ring of heavy keys at her waist.

    The Path of Daggers

  • But one thing she did know instinctively was that she could not take part in any idle gossiping about the feelings of the grave-faced and bitter man with whom she had just shared the day.

    The Frozen Heart

  • He began to listen intently, grave-faced, moving from the left side of the cow to the right, then back again.

    Every living thing

  • He was grave-faced now, hearing me through without question, nodding now and then in agreement to something I said.

    The Crystal Gryphon

  • She looked straight down at him, grave-faced, and winked, the crowd yelled and cheered, and the dirty old goat slapped his thigh and bid thirtyfour.

    Flash For Freedom

  • She looked straight down at him, grave-faced, and winked, the crowd yelled and cheered, and the dirty old goat slapped his thigh and bid thirtyfour.

    Flash For Freedom

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