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used in Lonesome Dove

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serious and without cheer — perhaps even gloomy


lacking brightness or color
  • Usually cheerful, he had fallen into a somber mood.
    Chapters 79-80 (36% in)
  • The one hotel was easy to find, but the restaurant in it was a smoky little room with no charm and only one diner, a somber man with mutton-chop whiskers.
    Chapters 83-84 (79% in)
  • The other hands were somber.
    Chapters 89-90 (91% in)
  • Often in the morning when she came down to the lots she would be somber and would stand by the fence for an hour, not saying a word to anyone.
    Chapters 91-92 (87% in)

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