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 Meanings and Examples of SOMBER
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somber
 a.  gloomy; depressing or grave; dull or dark in color
Example Sentence:
1  The entire valley at my right hand was full of pasture- fields, and cornfields, and wood; and a glittering stream ran zigzag through the varied shades of green, the mellowing grain, and the somber woodland, the clear and sunny lea.
2  From the doctor's grim expression, I could tell he had somber news.
3  She looked up staring at the somber December sky.
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  These twin lines of somber trees were his, his the abandoned lawn, waist high in weeds under white-starred young magnolia trees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  "I doubt that," he said and his face went suddenly quiet and somber.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  His face was quiet, almost somber, and there was no mocking in his eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  When he came into the parlor, his eyes were somber.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Mrs. Meade's flaming eyes went somber.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  Something was wrong with the world, a somber, frightening wrongness that pervaded everything like a dark impenetrable mist, stealthily closing around Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  All the tearing emotion of the last few hours seemed to fall away from her like a somber, uncomfortable garment, which she had but to loosen to be rid of.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVIII
8  When he came home that night he was in a very somber mood, having begun to see at last how those might be right who had laughed at him for his faith in America.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  Still the clear fountain retained a portion of its charmed influence, but it reflected only the somber gloom that fell from the impending heavens.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
10  Then, throwing their pieces to a low trail, like sportsmen in readiness for their game, they dashed forward, and were soon buried in the somber darkness of the forest.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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11  Sometimes he could see them gesticulating against the blue and somber sky.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
12  He saw that this somber picture was not a fact of the present, but a mere prophecy.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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13  Whichever way his thoughts turned they were followed by the somber phantom of the desertion in the fields.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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14  Only the gloom to the west, brooding over the upper reaches, became more somber every minute, as if angered by the approach of the sun.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
15  Only the barbarous and superb woman did not so much as flinch, and stretched tragically her bare arms after us over the somber and glittering river.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III