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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrievousgriev‧ous /ˈɡriːvəs/ adjective  formalSERIOUS SITUATION very serious and causing great pain or suffering a grievous shortage of hospital bedsgrievously adverb He was grievously hurt by their betrayal.
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grievousIn addition to the papal disregard of Canterbury's primatial claim over York, the monastic community suffered another grievous blow.a grievous errorCongress now has a chance to correct its grievous error.The Mormon Church considers abortion a grievous sin.
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