A tomblike silence brooded there, as in all the stricken colony.
The sounds of pursuit faded, were lost in the tomblike silence of the caves.
In the green radiance he and Gutierrez were like ghouls prowling over me, and their muffled toneless voices, tomblike.
And here within this tomblike wreck had appeared the purple flame.
And as he faced her, there in the tomblike vault, their eyes met silently.
There, as it seemed to her, in that tomblike abode, lay the end of all her happiness.
After the warmth of the March sun outdoors the house was cold with that clammy, penetrating, tomblike chill of the Italian home.
The sun's hot rays scorch the pedestrian as he walks over the sizzling pavement of the ultra-quiet and tomblike town.
Without becoming stale or unpleasant, it grew cold, clear and refined, and somehow suggested austere and tomblike thoughts.
late 13c., from Anglo-French tumbe, Old French tombe (12c.), from Late Latin tumba (cf. Italian tomba, French tombe, Spanish tumba), from Greek tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE root *teu- "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent 14c. (cf. lamb, dumb). The Tombs, slang for "New York City prison" is recorded from 1840.