The chorus, in the person of soldiers, once again draws attention to the sombre aspect of the Tetrarch.
At this he looked with sombre intelligence and set it carefully aside.
One of his closest allies talks to Graham of 'your sombre temperament.'
Determined, deadly, sombre, was the look exchanged; then Morris went away.
The irony of the situation was reflected with sombre and dramatic realism in a political cartoon which appeared in ‘Punch.’
Grave, dignified, sombre, a laugh made him frantic to ridiculousness.
"An' we're goin' to be snowed in, I think," said the Little Giant, looking at the sombre heavens.
Heavy, sombre furniture, however 14fashionable, should be avoided.
She was about Alison's own age, rather tall and slight, with dark, sombre eyes and dark heavy hair worn low on her forehead.
But, with a look of sombre fury, he cried, "Can you deny it?"
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.