gravity has definitions from the field of physics
[ noun ] (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface


"gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein

Used in print

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

We have ample light when the sun sets ; the temperature of our homes is independent of the seasons ; we fly through the air , although gravity pulls us down ; the range of our voice ignores distance .

[ noun ] a manner that is serious and solemn

Used in print

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Kate asked , uneasy at the gravity of the girl 's dilemma .

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seriousness stodginess

[ noun ] a solemn and dignified feeling



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levity feeling earnestness