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somber
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

3 uses
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Definition
serious and without humor or fun — perhaps sad
  • The story they had to tell put a somber end to the happy evening.
    p. 232.9
somber = sad or serious—without humor or fun
  • For the most part it was a somber group that straggled back to their neglected chores.
    p. 159.5
  • somber = unhappy—without humor or fun
  • The day went by like any other, filled with work, and Kit said nothing, ashamed that in this somber household she should even remember a happy English yuletide.
    p. 234.7
somber = solemn (serious—not cheerful or lighthearted)
There are no more uses of "somber" in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

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