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adverb as in soberly

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This straight-edge part of surfing—the all-consuming sense of purpose, the somber rituals, the hard-forged unity with the elements—attracted me more than the sun-streaked hedonistic side of things.

Despite the health restrictions and somber circumstances, she thinks she made the right choice to begin school when she did.

“Endless Dungeon,” a new isometric action game from publisher Sega, debuted featuring a pretty, cel-shaded art style and a somber tone.

There’s a gift for every occasion, even somber ones like death.

Given the grave nature of the moon disaster speech, Respeecher needed training materials that captured the same somber tone.

When he ended Vieux Carré with the stage direction, “The house is empty now,” Lahr somberly terms it “an augury and an epitaph.”

But even by his inaugural he was preparing the nation for war: “There can be no turning back,” he somberly said.

“The last several weeks have been a difficult time for the U.S. Secret Service,” Sullivan somberly told the panel.

I sat there, feeling very much alone, with Holaf watching me somberly, the only light a flickering amber from the fire.

Doña Jocasta paced the outer corridor, watched somberly by Padre Andreas on whom the beauty of the hour was lost.

His unsmiling eyes are looking somberly, sternly, accusingly into hers.

She urged her pony away and left him, staring somberly after her.

His eyes glowed somberly but he did not more or glance aside.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to somberly, such as: earnestly, staidly, quietly, sedately, and seriously.

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