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.
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Before she said anything, I knew it was bad news from her somber face.