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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gloom.


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  • On yonder distant shore blazed the mighty Empire of the Sun in warm and blissful radiance, while on this side, in shadows cold and dark, gloomed the Hither Isles and the hill that once was golden, but now was green and slimy dross; all below was the sad and moaning sea, while between the Here and There flew the severed hand and dripped the bleeding heart.


  • So it was a tough silent walk up, hot yet gloomed by the trees: and 10 paces before the bend at the top you can see and feel the hint of flowers coming up, and sunshine, and a level walk, and a breeze.

    Derrick Bird: dangerous thoughts about the trigger inside that will forever haunt Cumbria

  • Rising to my feet, I opened the door and saw that the early sky gloomed gray overhead.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • If hillary became a president, by the time she get's out, will be eight years and Jeb Bush will have a son to rule us or the husband to jenna Bush will be done with his school, will be 38-40 at the time and would be gloomed to be a president.

    Analysis: Crossing the Clintons

  • So, I've been wondering, has anyone else immersed themselves in a series so thoroughly, they've gloomed I hope that is the right use of the word : one book after another?

    Fate? (Part II)

  • Indeed if promises are meant to be broken, then, the future of survival is gloomed.

    The Copenhagen Summit (Updated) « Gender Across Borders

  • Having moved from New York at age three because Lucy and Desi Arnez moved my parents out to Desilu Studios in Hollywood, I grew up with writers strikes galore, some that loomed, gloomed, and then somehow didn't materialize and everything kinda went back to business as normal.

    Amy Spies: We Have Not Ever Gained Anything Except by Pushing

  • Her figure measured five feet in height; her breasts were firm and upright; her cheek a very garden of delight; her colour lively bright; her face gleamed like dawn through curly tresses which gloomed like night, and above the snows of her bosom glittered teeth of a pearly white. 206 As the poet said of one like her: —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Ray looked like he was about to say something else, then changed his mind as his face gloomed up again.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • I gloomed around by myself for the next few hours.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Happily Ever After


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  • The rear and sides of the church were dark. Icons gloomed from the porticoes or raised stiff fingers in the glinting chapels. Beneath the dome, light fell in a chalky beam.

    —Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002, Middlesex, p. 357

    August 16, 2008