The chorus, in the person of soldiers, once again draws attention to the sombre aspect of the Tetrarch.
"Rather a sombre place, I should say, for such a purpose," suggested Louis.
One of his closest allies talks to Graham of 'your sombre temperament.'
Like red-hot iron, he is at the same time burning and sombre.
The irony of the situation was reflected with sombre and dramatic realism in a political cartoon which appeared in ‘Punch.’
I recognized, under the cowl, the thin, sallow face and the sombre eyes.
"An' we're goin' to be snowed in, I think," said the Little Giant, looking at the sombre heavens.
These tales, coloured by the surroundings, were of a sombre cast.
She was about Alison's own age, rather tall and slight, with dark, sombre eyes and dark heavy hair worn low on her forehead.
Their sombre countenance, their anxious look, attracted my attention.
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.