With the doom and gloom presented to us, we lived in a place riddled with anxiety and hopelessness.
To add to the gloom, several high-profile Ebola cases have occurred in health-care workers treating patients with the disease.
In the gloom the flash of missiles impacting in the distance heartened them.
A fresh quandary has settled over inauguration festivities: How does one balance glee and gloom?
We’re sandbagging and they said, ‘Can we have as quick couple of drinks before the impending doom and gloom?
Then it was rain, wind, obscureness of gloom, and lightning.
A brilliant fire would dispel all gloom, with its wide-spreading illumination.
In your Preface you say, "What would it avail me in this gloom of solitude?"
She could not see a thing; but she waited in the gloom for the steward to come and light the lamps.
It tells of the shortness of the day, and contains even in its clearness a promise of the gloom of night.
c.1300 as a verb, "to look sullen or displeased," perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian dialectal glome "to stare somberly"). Not considered to be related to Old English glom "twilight," but perhaps to Middle Low German glum "turbid," Dutch gluren "to leer." The noun is 1590s in Scottish, "sullen look," from the verb. Sense of "darkness, obscurity" is first recorded 1629 in Milton's poetry; that of "melancholy" is 1744 (gloomy in this sense is attested from 1580s).