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Sample sentences for the GRE study word somber

somber can be used as a adj

1.It was somber enough too--and pitiful--not extraordinary in any way--not very clear either. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
2.More sedate and somber types call the Thoracics "bubblers" or "spouters" just for this reason. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
3.A grand piano stood massively in a corner, with dark gleams on the flat surfaces like a somber and polished sarcophagus. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
4.I saw on that ivory face the expression of somber pride, of ruthless power, of craven terror--of an intense and hopeless despair. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
5.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. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
6.Don't you know the devilry of lingering starvation, its exasperating torment, its black thoughts, its somber and brooding ferocity Well, I do. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
7.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. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
8.The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
9.As he turned into the brilliantly lighted street from the somber alleyway of the stage entrance, he paused for a moment to glance at his own name, in three-foot letters of red, before the doors of the theater. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various

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