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somber
used in The Thundering Herd

6 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
a somber mood
Definition
serious and without humor or fun — perhaps sad
  • His working, fiercely malignant visage as suddenly set somberly.
    Chapter 16 (21% in)
somberly = solemnly (in a manner that is serious—not cheerful or lighthearted)
  • Pruitt pondered this suggestion for a moment and then somberly shook his head.
    Chapter 14 (74% in)
somberly = solemnly (in a manner that is serious—not cheerful or lighthearted)
There are no more uses of "somber" flagged with this meaning in The Thundering Herd.

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  • Tom Doan, riding with these silent, somber men, felt a strong beat of his pulse that was at variance with the oppression of his mind.
    Chapter 11 (10% in)
  • This hard-faced, apparently dull and somber man might befriend her.
    Chapter 13 (20% in)
  • She was the mainspring of Jett's calculated mechanism, and when the other men realized it, it precipitated something darkly somber into the situation.
    Chapter 14 (4% in)
  • She felt the grim and somber presence of death; she felt the imminence of further developments, sinister, harrowing, revolving more around her.
    Chapter 14 (65% in)

There are no more uses of "somber" in The Thundering Herd.

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