grievously grievously  /ˈɡri vəs li/


  • (adv) in a grievous manner


  1. The French, convinced of their superiority, ignored his warning and suffered grievously as a result.
  2. But when they hit this hard and come this fast--when the emergency becomes commonplace--something has gone grievously wrong.
  3. Those of us who are overweight are often grievously so.


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  1. Then on March 19th there was the pope's letter to the Catholics of Ireland where, addressing the bishops directly, he said: "It cannot be denied that some of you and your predecessors failed, at times grievously, to apply the long-established norms...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Irish Times

  2. "You go to the hospitals and you talk to the nurses and the doctors and those who care for these grievously wounded young men and women. . . and I can't imagine the burden on them of doing that all day every day," Gates said. "How are we...
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The ways in which he makes everything a confidence motion is, in our view, unacceptable," Mr. Ignatieff said. "He took the wrong signal from the election. The signal he took was that he could try anything he wanted to and he grievously...
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Michael Ignatieff Source: Globe and Mail

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