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Word: somber

Definition: dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow


Sentences Containing 'somber'

The bright and gay colors and the dull and somber colors are all affected by the sun, but why one should be affected more than another we do not know.
Massacres are sprinkled with some frequency through the histories of several Christian nations, but this is almost the only one that can be found in American history; perhaps it is the only one which rises to a size correspondent to that huge and somber title.

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