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To many, it sounded like he was trivializing the gravest of issues.

They can justify all their howling by arguing that this scandal is more serious, more deserving of the gravest steps being taken.

He told The Daily Telegraph he always had the “gravest suspicions” that the killing had involved “state actors” in Russia.

In our 235 years as a nation, that might have been—other than the Civil War—the gravest threat our republic has ever faced.

The gravest threat to U.S. security may come from the militant Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

"Yes, as there seems no possibility of making any more mistakes on our way, you are free," replied the gravest of the two.

Just at this moment despatches of the gravest importance arrived from Guelders at Whitehall.

In the early days of the war the work of the secret service at the Front was of the gravest importance.

And they formed groups, of which some chatted, and were elegant, and some spoke the gravest words uttered for centuries.

The gravest difference of opinion had to do with the Communion.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gravest, such as: heavy, subdued, sage, quiet, earnest, and sedate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.