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somber
used in Gone with the Wind

9 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
somber colors
Definition
lacking brightness or color — perhaps gloomy
  • High up on the plateau at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she saw rolling red hills wherever she looked, with huge outcroppings of the underlying granite and gaunt pines towering somberly everywhere.
    1.3 (74% in)
somberly = darkly (lacking brightness)
There are no more uses of "somber" flagged with this meaning in Gone with the Wind.

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  • "Would you?" he questioned and some of the somberness lifted from his face.
    2.15 (71% in)
  • These twin lines of somber trees were his, his the abandoned lawn, waist high in weeds under white-starred young magnolia trees.
    1.3 (38% in)
  • "I doubt that," he said and his face went suddenly quiet and somber.
    2.13 (73% in)
  • His face was quiet, almost somber, and there was no mocking in his eyes.
    2.14 (78% in)
  • When he came into the parlor, his eyes were somber.
    2.15 (63% in)
  • Mrs. Meade's flaming eyes went somber.
    4.41 (62% in)
  • CHAPTER LX Something was wrong with the world, a somber, frightening wrongness that pervaded everything like a dark impenetrable mist, stealthily closing around Scarlett.
    5.60 (0% in)
  • His somber gaze went past her and in his eyes was the same look she had seen in the light of the flames the night Atlanta fell, when he told her he was going off with the retreating army—the surprise of a man who knows himself utterly, yet discovers in himself unexpected loyalties and emotions and feels a faint self-ridicule at the discovery.
    5.63 (11% in)

There are no more uses of "somber" in Gone with the Wind.

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