Sentence Examples

  • Sombre, gloomy, possibly from sub umbra, beneath the shade, is given as a parallel.
  • They are comparatively inactive at all seasons; indeed, the action of the tides and back-waters and the tangle of vegetation in the sombre swamps and forests through which they run, often render their currents almost imperceptible at ordinary water.
  • Her hair is cut short, and her bridal robes are exchanged for the sombre religious habit.
  • Wide areas are often exclusively occupied by conifers, which give the landscape a sombre aspect, suggesting a comparison with the forest vegetation of the Coal period.
  • 6 After the Democratic victory of 1800, his letters, full of retrospective judgments and interesting outlooks, are but rarely relieved in their sombre pessimism by flashes of hope and courage.