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- n. Alternative spelling of somberness.
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- n. a state of partial or total darkness
- n. a manner that is serious and solemn
- n. a feeling of melancholy apprehension
They were eyes that masked the soul with a thousand guises, and that sometimes opened, at rare moments, and allowed it to rush up as though it were about to fare forth nakedly into the world on some wonderful adventure, — eyes that could brood with the hopeless sombreness of leaden skies; that could snap and crackle points of fire like those which sparkle from
The sombreness and the sternness of it appeal to me, but not the sadness.
"The coastal region is quite flat, so that an excess of sky bears down with an intolerable weight, pressing the essence out of everything beneath it for it imposes such a burden on us that we have all been forced inward on ourselves in an introspective sombreness intensified by the perpetual abrasive clamor of the sea."
Fue corriendo a donde estaba Simón Pedro con el discípulo preferido de Jesús, y le dijo: or is it too cheery for the sombreness of Semana Santa?
Someone toddles a craft, where sails and eyes and transports bring sombreness.
This sombreness of expression was lightened occasionally when he responded in kind to a greeting from a friend or family member as they passed by.
But still the bush kept its sombreness along all the pellucid ether: the eternally unlighted bush.
The frail, wonderful Australian spring, coming out of all the gummy hardness and sombreness of the bush.
Blue-black clouds overhung distant islands, and draped mainland hills in unbecoming sombreness.
The man swayed loosely to the swing of the cart, as the horse stepped down-hill, in the silent sombreness of the afternoon.
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