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somber
used in Jane Eyre

8 uses
  • I would fain exercise some better faculty than that of fierce speaking; fain find nourishment for some less fiendish feeling than that of sombre indignation.
    Chapter 4 (86% in)
  • Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door exercise was now out of the question.
    Chapter 1 (2% in)
  • I drew them large; I shaped them well: the eyelashes I traced long and sombre; the irids lustrous and large.
    Chapter 21 (65% in)
  • I gazed on it with gloom and pain: nothing soft, nothing sweet, nothing pitying, or hopeful, or subduing did it inspire; only a grating anguish for HER woes — not MY loss — and a sombre tearless dismay at the fearfulness of death in such a form.
    Chapter 21 (99% in)
  • And now, no more sombre thoughts: chase dull care away, Janet.
    Chapter 25 (95% in)
  • All the valley at my right hand was full of pasture-fields, and cornfields, and wood; and a glittering stream ran zig-zag through the varied shades of green, the mellowing grain, the sombre woodland, the clear and sunny lea.
    Chapter 28 (21% in)
  • Two young, graceful women — ladies in every point — sat, one in a low rocking-chair, the other on a lower stool; both wore deep mourning of crape and bombazeen, which sombre garb singularly set off very fair necks and faces: a large old pointer dog rested its massive head on the knee of one girl — in the lap of the other was cushioned a black cat.
    Chapter 28 (63% in)
  • Why are you so very shy, and so very sombre?
    Chapter 31 (92% in)

There are no more uses of "somber" in Jane Eyre.

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