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Depictions of Indigenous communities in American pop culture have, historically, often added insult to grievous injury.

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The jihadist military had suffered a grievous blow, but the extremist theology lived on.

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It had suffered grievous casualties but its infrastructure and industrial capacity were untouched, and its relative power had never—and has never—been greater.

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When his first wife died from tuberculosis, despite his zealous efforts to save her, a grievous Metchnikoff took an overdose of opium, but lived.

Prosecutors alleged that in June 2011 and April 2012, he unlawfully struck, choked, kicked and pulled the hair of his wife and struck her young son “with a force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.”

Hildebrand was keenly aware of the grievous failures of Christians under Nazism.

The cop lay open-eyed with a grievous head wound as Johnson again checked for a pulse.

No longer will we have to endure the grievous injury of that flag popping up as a museum shop chotchke.

Some horror will be too great, some attack too grievous for us to ignore.

The tactics almost certainly have saved untold thousands of innocents from grievous injury, even death.

A grievous vision is told me: he that is unfaithful dealeth unfaithfully: and he that is a spoiler, spoileth.

But his record shows grievous instability, and Robert probably had sound reasons for putting a period to his dubieties.

And then the old woman found that she had made a grievous mistake, and hastened to repair it.

At their presence the people shall be in grievous pains: all faces shall be made like a kettle.

Here are four distinct predictions; national peculiarity, grievous oppression, universal dispersion and remarkable preservation.


On this page you'll find 126 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grievous, such as: appalling, atrocious, calamitous, damaging, deplorable, and dire.

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