Examples of somber in a Sentence
- Looking out at his audience, a somber mass of monks, Gregory gave Mary a new identity that would shape her image for fourteen hundred years. —Jonathan Darman, Newsweek, 29 May 2006
- This year marks a somber anniversary—it was 150 years ago that humans wiped out the last survivors of this species. A relative of the razorbills and puffins, and about the size of a small goose, the great auk was black-bodied with a white underbelly, and walked erect, like a penguin. —Bill Montevecchi, Natural History, August 1994
- The purple darkness was filled with men who lectured and jabbered. Sometimes he could see them gesticulating against the blue and somber sky. —Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, 1895
Her death put us in a somber mood.
The movie is a somber portrait of life on the streets.
He wore a somber suit.
Recent Examples of somber from the Web
While the family photos were appropriately somber and respectful, the actress and her husband, Josh Kelley, also snapped various photos at monuments and other headstones in the area.
Taking on a more somber and forceful tone than in previous years, Zuckerberg on Tuesday tried to bolster Facebook's commitment to privacy and building community.
In fact Winchester is a weirdly muted film; the surface tone is somber and a little flat.
Friday already promised to be a somber and difficult day for Haitians, who number about 7,500 in Philadelphia, with more spread across suburbs from Elkins Park to Langhorne.
When asked, Harry remained somber and intentional with his words.
Instead of preaching to the typically somber choir, Russell wants to stage events based around fun, a word not often associated with mental health advocacy.
So Arc’teryx merged them with urban styling, lengthening the hem and swapping in somber sidewalk tones.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs sent county employees a somber email announcing Plummer’s death.
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black, bleak, cheerless, chill, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, sullen, sunless, wretched;
SOMBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of somber for English Language Learners
: very sad and serious
: having a dull or dark color
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