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
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.
Nonetheless, its toll has been immediate and grievous.
In the 40th Precinct, at the southern tip of the Bronx, as in other poor, minority neighborhoods across the country, people long hounded for small-time infractions are crying out for more protection against grievous injury or death.
He is also charged with causing grievous bodily harm in the stabbing of Bernard Carter Kenny, a bystander who came to the aid of Ms. Cox.
As with climate change, and Western carbon production from the Industrial Revolution onward, such an approach must start with admitting the West’s own grievous sins.
His basic idea is that Obama's cool comportment is but a disciplined cover for a seething rage and determination to, in the course of a single presidency, correct the grievous harm that America has inflicted on the world.
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Origin and Etymology of grievous
First Known Use: 13th century
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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