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Wordnet 3.0

ADVERB (2)

1. in a grave and sober manner;
- Example: "he walked soberly toward the altar"
[syn: gravely, soberly, staidly]

2. to a severe or serious degree;
- Example: "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"
- Example: "badly injured"
- Example: "a severely impaired heart"
- Example: "is gravely ill"
- Example: "was seriously ill"
[syn: badly, severely, gravely, seriously]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gravely \Grave"ly\, adv. In a grave manner. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gravely adv 1: in a grave and sober manner; "he walked soberly toward the altar" [syn: gravely, soberly, staidly] 2: 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" [syn: badly, severely, gravely, seriously]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "gravely": bleakly, decorously, demurely, dismally, drearily, earnestly, formally, funereally, gloomily, grandly, grimly, heavily, imposingly, intensely, loftily, magisterially, majestically, nobly, regally, royally, sadly, sedately, seriously, severely, sober-mindedly, soberly, sobersidedly, solemnly, somberly, sombrously, staidly, stately, thoughtfully, venerably, with dignity, worthily