Examples of grievous in a Sentence
the grievous cost of war
He took a foolish financial risk and suffered a grievous loss.
Recent Examples of grievous from the Web
The prosecution didn’t want the defense to muster witnesses who might testify that Nicole had done grievous things to O.J..
However, the words speak to grievous human challenges across all time — like Alzheimer’s in our day, with its maddening constant curses on people’s lives.
This time, the symbol of black torture and death was found near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the mall, adding the most grievous insult to injury.
A top European Union official said the EU and China believe Trump made a grievous error.
Now, a British citizen of Libyan descent, Salman Abedi, has inflicted the most grievous pain on the place that raised him.
Heather Simpson and Cristian DeGregory appear ready to blame each other for the grievous injuries inflicted upon her 5-year-old son nearly two years ago.
Even so, acid attackers are often convicted of assault or a more serious charge of grievous bodily harm, which carries a maximum life sentence.
Nonetheless, its toll has been immediate and grievous.
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GRIEVOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grievous for English Language Learners
: causing great sadness, suffering, or pain : very serious or severe
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