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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv somberly in a somber manner "`That's sure bad news,' said Dowd, somberly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Somberly In a somber manner; sombrously; gloomily; despondingly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • somberly In a somber manner; darkly; gloomily.
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In literature:

She gazed at me steadily, somberly.
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
And somber and sullen as any savage, brutal and silent in resentment at being disturbed, I stared at them.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
Phil, still in the depth of his somber mood, brooded over his bitter trouble.
"When A Man's A Man" by Harold Bell Wright
No sound but that of a waterfall at a distance parted the somber silence.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
In the midst of such somber thoughts, he heard footsteps approaching.
"Dutch Courage and Other Stories" by Jack London
I've got a darned good mind," he added somberly, "to fire the hull works into the gully.
"The Uphill Climb" by B. M. Bower
Two great tears welled up into her beautiful, somber eyes and slowly rolled down her cheeks.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
The dinner was rather a somber feast.
"The Just and the Unjust" by Vaughan Kester
The woods were as empty as some great empty house; they were hollow and silent and somber.
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
The house was so somber at the time.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
The wood through which they were passing was wide and somber.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
But all this somberness of nature brought comfort and lightness of heart to the besieged.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Her eyes glowed somberly, looking away through distant spaces.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was very still and very somber and a little uncanny.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
It penetrates us continually by our eyes, and one might really say that it cleanses the somber nooks of the soul.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
He walked to the closed door and stood before it, his lips set in grim lines, his eyes somber.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
From hillside to hillside the close ranks of somber firs ran unbroken.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
In the White House of the Confederacy there were few somber touches that night.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
My own room is next the bath room said Bernard it is decerated dark red as I have somber tastes.
"The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan" by Daisy Ashford
He begins to take a less somber view of the situation.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee

In poetry:

I hear them singing in the fields
Like voices from the long-ago;
They speak to me of somber worlds
And sorrows that the humble know;
"Carolina Spring Song" by William Hervey Allen Jr
Somber locks and tresses fair,
In them all your fingers tangle;
Leave them lest your heart should strangle
In a noose of woman's hair.
"Don Juan Sings" by Clark Ashton Smith
The curtain falls on Life's last scene,
The end is neared;
At last I face death's somber screen,
The fleeting joys which intervene
Have disappeared.
"In Mortem Meditare." by Alfred Castner King
The somber gloom of the distant mountain
Reveals no path that our feet may tread,
But at its foot upwinding ever
It stretches out like a silver thread.
"In The Meadow" by Ella Fraser Weller
Zij keert terug langs 't kerkhofpad,
Geen ster bleef aan de kimmen gloren;
De nachtuil stemde in 't stormgegrom,
En deed haar 't somber lijklied hooren.
"Edward En Emma" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
'Twas in the ghostly month of grim December,
The frozen winds were bitter in their cry
And I muttered half aloud
To that white and silent crowd:
"'Tis a somber month to live in or to die."
"In Deeper Vein" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

Ocean' Swims in Somber Melodrama / Kidnapping story is just too virtuous .
From the street, the pieces on the walls of Scottsdale's Bentley Gallery look like large, somber, color-field paintings of the mid-1950s to late 60s.
Welling 's Somber Shadows.
Last winter, The White Ribbon was the somber darling of the awards circuit.
It was a decidedly somber mood Sunday for public officials, one day after the shocking massacre that occurred in Tucson, Ariz.
History and somber ceremonies were part of Fiesta 's last day, as the more.
A Somber Football Game In KC.
Gilbert shutout carries somber tone.
Somber, gripping film 'Elena' is a moral vacuum where money rules (B).
Lynx somber after 2-3 day at Kennedy Duals.
Somber reaction at Romney headquarters .
Snarling Roman soldiers whip and drag him, and somber audience members watch.
The recent memorial dedication at the new town of Florida park was an especially somber moment.
From Moscow to Manila and elsewhere around the globe, somber observances paid tribute to those who lost their lives 10 years ago.
Somber mood at King memorial's opening in DC.