When he ended Vieux Carré with the stage direction, “The house is empty now,” Lahr somberly terms it “an augury and an epitaph.”
“The last several weeks have been a difficult time for the U.S. Secret Service,” Sullivan somberly told the panel.
But even by his inaugural he was preparing the nation for war: “There can be no turning back,” he somberly said.
Janet had somberly watched him till he was out of sight, then had gone inside.
He rose and went to the foot of the bed and stood there, regarding her somberly.
Withers rode off, with a parting word to Shefford, and finally Joe somberly mounted his bay and trotted down the valley.
They tell me Im living in a prison of self, invisible and ascetic and somberly just.
It seemed such an absurd fact when she looked across the table at Zachary somberly munching his pasty.
"It is time for us to sing these songs in the street," said Vyesovshchikov somberly.
"Tom, you'll insist on going, I suppose," Mr. Swift said somberly.
1760 "gloomy, shadowy" (earlier sombrous, c.1730), from French sombre "dark, gloomy," from Old French sombre (14c.), from an adjective from Late Latin subumbrare "to shadow," from sub "under" (see sub-) + umbra "shade, shadow," perhaps from a suffixed form of PIE *andho- "blind, dark" (see umbrage). Related: Somberly; somberness.