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Gravity meaning

gravity - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of lead.
  2. 2. Sobriety of character or demeanor.
  3. 3. Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense.
  4. 4. The tendency of a mass of matter toward a center of attraction; esp., the tendency of a body toward the center of the earth; terrestrial gravitation.
  5. 5. Lowness of tone; - opposed to acuteness.
  6. 6. Weight; reciprocal attraction of matter; seriousness.

gravity - examples of usage

  1. But it never quite came; he kept his gravity even when he said things which would have gone very well with a smile. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. Sally stopped a moment in gravity. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. And then she remembered a question she asked, and how both replied with perfect gravity: " Of course, sure to!" - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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