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Gravely

[greyv-lee] /ˈgreɪv li/
noun
1.
Samuel L(ee), Jr. 1922–2004, U.S. naval officer: first black admiral.
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Word Origin and History for samuel gravely, jr.

gravely

adv.

1550s, "solemnly," from grave (adj.) + -ly (2).

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