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somber
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Crime and Punishment
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  • He wondered every time at his sombre and enigmatic impression and, mistrusting himself, put off finding the explanation of it.
  • Raskolnikov really was almost well, as compared with his condition the day before, but he was still pale, listless, and sombre.
  • The pale, sombre face lighted up for a moment when his mother and sister entered, but this only gave it a look of more intense suffering, in place of its listless dejection.
  • "Of course, I am an ass," he observed, sombre as a storm cloud, "but still…. you are another."

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  • Before she said anything, I knew it was bad news from her somber face.
  • She wore a somber black dress to the funeral.

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