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1       adj   If you describe something such as a loss as grievous, you mean that it is extremely serious or worrying in its effects.  
usu ADJ n  
Their loss would be a grievous blow to our engineering industries..., Mr Morris said the victims had suffered from a very grievous mistake.     
   grievously             adv   ADV with v  
Birds, sea-life and the coastline all suffered grievously.     
2       adj   A grievous injury to your body is one that causes you great pain and suffering.  
usu ADJ n  
He survived in spite of suffering grievous injuries.     
   grievously             adv   ADV with v, ADV adj  
Nelson Piquet, three times world champion, was grievously injured.     
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