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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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somber
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • He stood still and gazed up at the sombre porch of the morgue and from that to the dark cobbled laneway at its side.
  • The sunlight breaking suddenly on his sight turned the sky and clouds into a fantastic world of sombre masses with lakelike spaces of dark rosy light.
  • He had lifted up his arms and spoken in ecstasy to the sombre nave of the trees, knowing that he stood on holy ground and in a holy hour.
  • His soul was fattening and congealing into a gross grease, plunging ever deeper in its dull fear into a sombre threatening dusk while the body that was his stood, listless and dishonoured, gazing out of darkened eyes, helpless, perturbed, and human for a bovine god to stare upon.
  • The soul of the gallant venal city which his elders had told him of had shrunk with time to a faint mortal odour rising from the earth and he knew that in a moment when he entered the sombre college he would be conscious of a corruption other than that of Buck Egan and Burnchapel Whaley.

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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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