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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOMBRE

At this he looked with sombre intelligence and set it carefully aside.

"They soon lose their perfume," replied the sombre Old Year.

The lowered physiognomy of Mr Verloc expressed a sombre and weary annoyance.

His voice was sombre, because he had a correct sentiment of the situation.

He entered in the clatter of the shop bell with an air of sombre and vexed exhaustion.

A sombre rage possessed them, and gave to their hearts a giant's daring.

I had returned from my adventure on the labour levels in a mood of sombre depression.

I know just what sort of a person he is—sombre and taciturn.

Determined, deadly, sombre, was the look exchanged; then Morris went away.

Grave, dignified, sombre, a laugh made him frantic to ridiculousness.

WORD ORIGIN

chiefly British English spelling of somber (q.v.); for spelling, see -re.

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