- 1.1 as quiet o silent as the gravecomo una tumbainside, the place was like a gravedentro había un silencio sepulcralto dig one's own gravecavarse su ( or mi etc) propia tumbato turn in one's graveyour father must be turning in his gravesi tu padre levantara la cabeza …Example sentences1.2 (death) [literary]that's a secret she'll take to the grave
ese es un secreto que se llevará a la tumbaa voice from beyond the grave Waterloo was the grave of Bonapartist hopesen Waterloo quedaron enterradas las esperanzas bonapartistasExample sentences
- With the other executed rebels, his body was put into a mass grave with no coffin.
- Most of the missing are believed to be buried in mass graves, and several mass grave sites have already been found and exhumed.
- Marking graves with stones was one of the characteristics that continued through centuries and religions.
- It is often at the graveside that people's ears and hearts strain to hear a word that carries beyond death and the grave.
- They have made a covenant with Death and the grave.
- He had no hope beyond the grave; he mocked at death; he was in his seventy-seventh year.
- In the Seetalsee across the border in Austria a further £500m in ingots is said to repose in a watery grave.
- Even a minute crack on the submarine's surface can lead to a watery grave.
- Apparently not; the painstakingly hand-tended wooden form of my Jordan 193 now lies in a watery grave in the river at a former factory site.
adjective graver, gravest
- 1 1.1 (serious, momentous)(consequences/error/danger)of the gravest importance
gravede la mayor gravedadyou do me a grave injusticeestás cometiendo una grave injusticia conmigoExample sentences1.2 (solemn)
(voice/expression/manner)he's rather grave
- As we have seen, those structures can distance and muffle even the pleas of parents who are concerned about grave danger to their children.
- Referring to the situation in the state the statement expressed grave concern over the continuing violence by the insurgents.
- Furthermore, the conviction of a registered medical practitioner for offences of violence is a matter of grave concern.
gravees una persona más bien seriaExample sentences
- And their teacher: he's a tall, very urbane and rather natty man, with a grave manner.
- So they hem and haw and appear ever so grave and thoughtful.
- She started walking down the small hallway towards the kitchen and her parents looked at her in a grave manner.
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