- somber + -ly (Wiktionary)
““Melanie has a sore throat,” he announced somberly.”
“Ned is brought out of his dungeon onto public display at a sacred temple, where he somberly confesses his plot to murder the new king and seize the throne for himself.”
“Comparing Japan's fiscal situation to the European debt crisis, "We must face this difficult decision as a responsible governing party," Mr. Noda somberly told his party members.”
“Cut to Blair posing somberly for paparazzi pictures with her prince as they jet-set to Bali.”
“After the service, the names of the nearly 3,000 victims from that Tuesday morning are somberly read one by one.”
“The second, to somberly eulogize veteran news journalist David Broder.”
“Still, he somberly concluded, “I have no doubt the reception in the Arab world will be bad.””
“But, he somberly added, Even as we speak this day of our hopes and strivings for peace and justice in the world, we know that there persists real and present danger to that peace.”
“The Five of Cups depicted a man staring somberly at spilled chalices of wine.”
“It's like a somberly beautiful mystery that unfolds like a dark flower until we see the glowing heart.”
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