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    #1

    eyes flash with a more grave fire?

    What is "grave fire"? It must not be a real fire, but a serious atmosphere affected by bushy eyebrows, I guess.

    ex)..He was a tall old man with abundant white hair, but his bushy eyebrows were dark stil; they made his great eyes flash with a more grave fire. It was wonderful that at his age those black eyes should still preserve their brilliance....

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    Re: eyes flash with a more grave fire?

    "Grave fire" is not an expression. His showed a "fire in his eyes" that was very serious ("grave").

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    Re: eyes flash with a more grave fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What is "grave fire"? It must not be a real fire, but a serious atmosphere affected by bushy eyebrows, I guess.

    ex)..He was a tall old man with abundant white hair, but his bushy eyebrows were dark still; they made his great eyes flash with a more grave fire. It was wonderful that at his age those black eyes should still preserve their brilliance....
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    I'm not a teacher
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    The observer admires the man, who despite his age retains an aura of vitality and strength, which is reflected in his 'fiery' look. I'd say it reveals he's not demented, but quick-minded. His white hair contrasts with dark distinctive eyebrows, which probably adds up to the 'grave' powerful look.

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    Re: eyes flash with a more grave fire?

    eyes flash with a more grave fire?

    I have no idea what this means -- it seems senseless...sorry.

    Not a teacher -- but I am a native.

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    #5

    Re: eyes flash with a more grave fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by allenman View Post
    eyes flash with a more grave fire?

    I have no idea what this means -- it seems senseless...sorry.

    Not a teacher -- but I am a native.
    So, you're posting just to say you don't know the answer? Did you read Dave's and nyota's helpful posts?

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    #6

    Re: eyes flash with a more grave fire?

    It's lousy writing is what it is, an ill-chosen phrase.
    'Grave fire'... no, sorry, even in a romance novel it
    wouldn't seem right.<(note grave fire in eyes)

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