- n the quality of being ghastly
- n something hard to endure
- He has personal knowledge of 20th century grimness.
- What makes him a pioneer is the grimness of his vision.
- Immediate cause of Lloyd's grimness was a new run on sterling that had forced the pound as low as $2.
- Alan Carr in The Bookseller (registration)
Carr added: "I am so excited to be putting my life down on paper, oh and what a life, from the grimness of doing data entry for Mr Dog to the dizzy heights of performing for Her Majesty at the Royal Variety Performance. My life's been like a log...
- Wen Jiabao in PR Web (press release)
Premier Wen Jiabao told the State Council Executive Meeting on July 11, "All levels of government must realize fully the grimness and urgency of achieving the energy saving and emission reduction targets."
- Bill Nye in Seattle Post Intelligencer
I find both humor and grimness in most issues,said Nye, who despite having moved to Los Angeles evidently retains his Northwest perspective on life.