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somber
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

4 uses
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Definition
serious and without cheer — perhaps even gloomy

or:

lacking brightness or color
  • Through the gateway we passed into the avenue, where the wheels were again hushed amid the leaves, and the old trees shot their branches in a sombre tunnel over our heads.
    Chapter 6 -- Baskerville Hall (60% in)
  • Then we gazed round us at the high, thin window of old stained glass, the oak panelling, the stags' heads, the coats-of-arms upon the walls, all dim and sombre in the subdued light of the central lamp.
    Chapter 6 -- Baskerville Hall (73% in)
  • These rooms appeared to be much more modern than the central part of the house, and the bright paper and numerous candles did something to remove the sombre impression which our arrival had left upon my mind.
    Chapter 6 -- Baskerville Hall (86% in)
  • With tingling nerves, but a fixed purpose, I sat in the dark recess of the hut and waited with sombre patience for the coming of its tenant.
    Chapter 11 -- The Man on the Tor (97% in)

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