To better see all uses of the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Used In
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • McWatt had said somberly over the intercom.
  • I’m sorry, sir, but just about all the prayers I know are rather somber in tone and make at least some passing reference to God.
  • At unguarded moments his hard and sullen face slipped into a somber, preoccupied look of defeat and frustration.
  • Nately answered softly with somber awe.
  • Yossarian shouted anxiously at Doc Daneeka as he ran up, breathless and limp, his somber eyes burning with a misty, hectic anguish.
  • Almost two hundred tired, gaunt, downcast men stood holding their parachute packs in a somber and unstirring crowd outside the briefing room, their faces staring blankly in different angles of stunned dejection.
  • He could still see Major Major and Major Danby standing somber as broken stone pillars on either side of him, see almost the exact number of enlisted men and almost the exact places in which they had stood, see the four unmoving men with spades, the repulsive coffin and the large, loose, triumphant mound of reddish-brown earth, and the massive, still, depthless, muffling sky, so weirdly blank and blue that day it was almost poisonous.

  • There are no more uses of "somber" in the book.

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

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading