01. His face was quite [grim] when he gave us the bad news about the accident.
02. The soldiers all had a [grim] look on their faces as they headed into battle.
03. The mood in the meeting was quite [grim] when the poor sales figures were announced.
04. It is a [grim] industrial town with little to see or do.
05. The [grim] faces of the students indicated to me that they had found the test quite difficult.
06. By the [grim] look on my boss' face, I knew it was going to be bad news.
07. News from the front office is [grim]; a lot of people are going to be laid off.
08. The atmosphere in the office is pretty [grim], and practically everybody is looking for a job elsewhere.
09. He's a very [grim], unpleasant man who never smiles.
10. "Well, it's not going to work, so we might as well give up," he muttered [grimly].
11. The news from the battle front is [grim]; we've lost hundreds of men and made very little progress.
12. She stared [grimly] at the empty cupboards.
13. Things were pretty [grim] at Christmas; we didn't even have enough money to buy a turkey.
14. The [grimness] of the situation was becoming increasingly evident; we didn't have a chance of winning the contract.
15. I saw Dave today, and he looked pretty [grim]; I don't think he got the job.
16. Kathleen Norris wrote that it is the desert's [grimness], its stillness and isolation, that bring us back to love.
17. William Shakespeare wrote, "[Grim] death, how foul and loathsome is thine image."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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