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
London (CNN)One of two teenagers taken into custody after five men were attacked with acid in London will face multiple charges, including one count of grievous bodily harm, Metropolitan police said Saturday.
Global leaders are regularly called upon to stop this grievous injustice, to meet the unmet global need.
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.
Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.
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.
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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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