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  • s  lacking brightness or color; dull
  • s  grave or even gloomy in character

  • Presenting to Vice President Garner a Pair of Sox to be Worn When He Has an Audience with the Emperor of Japan," to sombre views on mankind's future, viz.
  • If indeed he took pleasure some months later in the liveliness of one Chujo No Kimi's features, the red and yellow of her trousers, the sombre purple of her robe, it was but the .
  • Liveried chauffeurs pull up gracefully in front of buildings gay or sombre with grey, blue, green, yellow, black, purple, redflags of varied designs.

  • Barack Obama in National Post
    Senator McCain suggests that somehow, you know, I'm green behind the ears and, you know, I'm just spouting off, and he's sombre and responsible,Mr. Obama said. "This is the guy who sang, 'Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran,' who called for the...
  • Anna Bligh in The Australian
    Ms Bligh said: "This is a very sombre start to 2009. It's a timely reminder that the global financial crisis will have an effect in Australia and in Queensland."
  • Paul Collingwood in Times Online
    There was a very sombre atmosphere on the bus on the way down,said Paul Collingwood. "It will be a sad occasion in many ways. They are trying to rebuild their lives and we are trying to put smiles back on their faces."

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