01. After he died, he was buried in a [grave] in a quiet spot under a tree.
02. The family stood beside the [grave] of the old man, and talked about all the wonderful times they had spent together.
03. He is going to go to an early [grave] if he doesn't stop drinking.
04. The current situation in the country is [grave], and without a resolution to the conflict, things could quickly degenerate into all-out war.
05. My grandfather visited my grandmother's [grave] every day for 25 years.
06. The children dug a small [grave] for their pet rabbit, and then quietly buried it.
07. His family stood beside his [grave], and cried.
08. Harriet Ann Jacobs once observed that there are wrongs which even the [grave] does not bury.
09. There is a Chinese proverb which states that he who seeks revenge should remember to dig two [graves].
10. Kernels of popcorn have been found in the [graves] of pre-Columbian Indians.
11. I don't think you appreciate the [gravity] of the situation - this is really serious!
12. Everyone remained quiet, aware as they were of the [gravity] of the situation.
13. The children didn't understand the [gravity] of the situation and continued to play happily.
14. Michel de Montaigne once suggested that the most profound joy has more of [gravity] than of gaiety in it.
15. The First Nations people are protesting that construction of a shopping center in the proposed location will unearth the [graves] of their ancestors.
16. Condoleezza Rice once remarked that history is littered with cases of inaction that led to very [grave] consequences for the world.
17. Among the Danakil tribesmen of Ethiopia, when a male dies, his [grave] is marked with a stone for every man he had killed.

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