She longed only to sever herself entirely from the world, and to seek a living burial in the glooms of the cloister.
In the glooms and lights outside Shima was standing, and two messengers.
The glooms of death fall heavy on my heart, And, between life and me, a truce impart.
I love Christ's glooms better than the world's worm-eaten joys.
Even the gay spirit of the princess was subdued by the glooms in which she was enveloped.
Of course it is part of her character that her destiny should point to the glooms.
I cannot get through the mists and glooms to press your hand and tell you how dear I hold you.
Physically and intellectually he looms and glooms and towers.
Deserted and blasted, in death's silent slumbers, It glooms o'er my soul like the wreck of a tomb.
The Major could plead reasonable excuse for his fit of the glooms.
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).