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somber
used in The Two Towers

4 uses
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Definition
serious and without cheer — perhaps even gloomy

or:

lacking brightness or color
  • In the afternoon the dark clouds began to overtake them: a sombre canopy with great billowing edges flecked with dazzling light.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- Helm's Deep (7% in)
  • Beyond it were slopes covered with sombre trees like dark clouds. but all about them lay a tumbled heathland, grown with ling and broom and cornel, and other shrubs that they did not know.
    4.4 -- Book 4 Chapter 4 -- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (6% in)
  • At length they reached the trees, and found that they stood in a great roofless ring, open in the middle to the sombre sky; and the spaces between their immense boles were like the great dark arches of some ruined hall.
    4.7 -- Book 4 Chapter 7 -- Journey to the Cross-roads (91% in)
  • The great smokes had risen and grown thinner, and the last hours of a sombre day were passing; the red glare of Mordor had died away in sullen gloom.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (59% in)

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