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  • noun Alternative spelling of somberly. (UK)

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  • adverb in a somber manner


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  • Densmore recalls sombrely: "He wanted to know how LA Woman was doing and I said it was doing great and they want a second single, Riders In the Storm.

    WalesOnline - Home 2010

  • The star of his own BBC-funded series of short films check them out at, Misery's now branching sombrely out into the world of literature with a Christmas picture book that's sure to delight his growing number of fans.

    This week's new comedy 2011

  • If we can get back to the original point, about regional stereotyping, I would suggest that the BBC's current joylessly shot and sombrely voice-overed documentary on a Kilmarnock council estate The Scheme is far more guilty of perpetrating them for their own ends than Geordie Shore, TOWIE or Made in Chelsea ever were.

    Do TV's 'scripted reality' shows fuel regional prejudice? 2011

  • And yet love of freedom glowed sombrely and steadily in his dim soul.

    Chapter 18: The Shadow of Sonoma 2010

  • "No, it wouldn't do, it wouldn't do at all, sir, an 'you a captain," the steward continued to reiterate, rolling his head sombrely.

    CHAPTER VII 2010

  • With that, our imaginary mourners hold hands and walk sombrely through the churchyard gates, brittle autumn leaves swirling at their feet.

    Charlie Brooker's Screen burn: Blind Date Charlie Brooker 2010

  • Nevertheless he was not averse to the Factor's imperilling his own immortal soul, and, especially, feeling an ominous attraction himself for Lit-lit, he was sombrely content to clinch his own soul's safety by seeing her married to the Factor.


  • One newspaper noted sombrely that Jefferies had also conducted a lesson on the "Victorian murder novel", The Moonstone.

    Christopher Jefferies: 'It was like having your personality left in ruins' 2011

  • Matt's eyes were beginning to sparkle, though sombrely, as his phlegmatic nature woke up.

    JUST MEAT 2010

  • In one telling scene, Freya's distraught husband tracks down the doom-laden Robert and is sombrely told that "the planet can sustain about one billion people? there's currently six billion".

    Earthquakes in London 2010


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