His dark morning clothes and rather abstracted air created an atmosphere of sombreness
about him of which she was suddenly conscious.
He came on keeping step to the sound of the drums with great gravity and dignity; and, in short, his stature, his gait, the sombreness
of his appearance and his following might well have struck with astonishment, as they did, all who beheld him without knowing who he was.
They were eyes that masked the soul with a thousand guises, and that sometimes opened, at rare moments, and allowed it to rush up as though it were about to fare forth nakedly into the world on some wonderful adventure,--eyes that could brood with the hopeless sombreness
of leaden skies; that could snap and crackle points of fire like those which sparkle from a whirling sword; that could grow chill as an arctic landscape, and yet again, that could warm and soften and be all a-dance with love-lights, intense and masculine, luring and compelling, which at the same time fascinate and dominate women till they surrender in a gladness of joy and of relief and sacrifice.
Whether we missed an open goal or just played direly, there was a mood of sombreness
over the small crowd (about 120 or so) of Cardiff supporters who'd made the long trek to Lincolnshire.
Economic performance allows gradually, with prudence and sombreness
, for the state to start restoring, bit by bit, and healing old financial wounds," Neophytou said after the meeting.
It was years later that I realized that it was not the morning parade that gave these young men this air of sombreness
For all their sombreness
, Salcedo's works inhabit a realm of possibility: not only in the hope that historical memory might be reconfigured, but also in how they eschew didacticism and remain open to interpretation.
There was relief and a measure of glee but there was a restraint to the celebrations, the whole occasion shaped by the sombreness
of the mood before kick-off.
Equally heavy brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, lockets and even skillfully carved, massive link chains gave an added sombreness
to dress in the 1880s.
In October he rejoices, announcing "The Arrival of the New Millennium: After Two Decades of Sombreness
, American Cars Burst Forth in Brilliant Colours.
and encouragement to free oneself from the
It looked as if it was more of a fashion show than it was a funeral, but the sombreness
of the whole event was very evident.