• WordNet 3.6
    • n grimness something hard to endure "the asperity of northern winters"
    • n grimness the quality of being ghastly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grimness Fierceness of look; sternness; crabbedness; forbiddingness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grimness The state or quality of being grim, stern, forbidding, or severe.
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  • J. Donald Walters
    J. Donald Walters
    “Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
  • Roselle Mercier Montgomery
    Roselle Mercier Montgomery
    “The fates are not quite obdurate; they have a grim, sardonic way of granting them who supplicate the thing they wanted yesterday.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. grimnes,


In literature:

He smiled grimly as the thought went home to him that childhood, in its true sense, was one stage of life that he had missed.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Aunt gave me an unutterable look and then followed me up to my room in grim silence.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The night was densely dark, and grimly each soldier trudged along, guided only by the bobbing pack of the comrade in front of him.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
And was it possible that there was the faintest twinkle of grim satisfaction on the face of that elderly minx, Sarah?
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The co-pilot watched grimly until the one mechanic went back to the side lines.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
His nostrils thinned; he suddenly threw up his head and grimly laughed.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
He had never been able to get one grim possibility out of his mind.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Router and Brown Willy stood like grim sentinels watching over the scene.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Young McCrae, silent, too grim of mouth for his years, was the makings of another hard man.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
His grim harshness was real, but it concealed equally real concern for the woman he represented.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson

In poetry:

Then all afire with mad desire,
They chased him through the dark,
And each soul carried his dead bodie,
Grim, and stiff, and stark.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
Weary of journeys to and fro,
The sun low creeps adown the sky;
And on the shivering earth below,
The long, cold shadows grimly lie.
"The Fading Flower" by William McKendree Carleton
Gray Age and Sickness waiting there
Through weary night and lingering day,--
Grim as the idols at their side,
And motionless as they.
"The Cypress-Tree Of Ceylon" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And high beyond the purple groves,
The sweeping moors, the climbing fells,
The rugged Kerry mountains stand
Like grim eternal sentinels.
"On Caragh Lake" by Clinton Scollard
To mountains hoar and russet plain,
A joyous sprite, I come again;
With many a sweet and joyous strain,
And break grim winter's icy chain.
"The Song Of May" by James Avis Bartley
Grim hunger from the village comes—
He enters through the city arch:
Go meet him with your pikes and drums!
Repel him with your iron march!
"Bread" by Ernest Jones

In news:

The grim and early death of Ada Lovelace, maybe.
Preliminary findings from a study commissioned by lawmakers to help find a solution to a rate dispute between two western Kentucky aluminum smelters and a regional utility painted a grim outlook.
Cormac McCarthy's Post-Apocalyptic Novel "The Road" Hits the Screen With Its Grim Hope Intact.
It was a grim day in the year 399 B.C.
And the outlook remains rather grim.
The company on Wednesday released a grim outlook for its 2013 fiscal year.
Markina amid the post-Soviet grimness.
'Le Divorce' is an Uneasy Marriage of Grim Comedy, Cheap Irony.
TEHRAN On a recent afternoon, while riding a rickety bus down Vali Asr Avenue, Tehran's main thoroughfare, I overheard two women discussing the grim state of Iranian politics.
Desperate for ratings, the game show "The Cards of Fate" offers fabulous prizes for correct answers Šand grim fates for wrong ones.
Anyone who imagines the former East Germany as grim, gray and dominated by Stalinist architecture is in for a surprise in Weimar .
Can New Jersey's largest paper sustain itself in this grim climate with such a diminished newsroom.
The situation facing recent college graduates is little different than the somewhat grim employment statistics for all job seekers of late.
There's nothing like a hot, comforting bowl of hearty soup when the weather is grim outside.
A grim milestone on the path of America's "transformation" into a European social democracy basket case was passed in September, as ZeroHedge reports.

In science:

Since the variables 1/xi are easily seen to have infinite expectation and variance, our prospects seem grim at first blush, but then we notice that the variable 1/xi falls straight into the framework of the “stable laws” of L´evy – Khintchine, which is briefly presented below.
Mathematics of learning
Since the variables 1/xi are easily seen to have infinite expectation and variance, our prospects seem grim at first blush, but then we notice that the variable 1/xi falls straight into the framework of the “stable laws” of L´evy – Khintchine ([FellerV2]).
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
Together with the numerical values obtained in , this fundamental tradeoff between key rate and security level gives a grim picture of the usefulness of BB84 type protocols.
On the Foundations of Quantum Key Distribution - Reply to Renner and Beyond
Here again, practical experience indicates that the situation is not as grim as all that, and that such integrals do in fact converge with a considerably smaller error using quasirandom points .
Multidimensional sampling for simulation and integration: measures, discrepancies, and quasi-random numbers
In spite of the grim appearance of the metric, this is simple: dV = √−g d4x = r2 dudrdΩ, where dΩ = sin θ dθdφ is the element of solid angle.
An introduction to the Lorentz-Dirac equation