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adj. Archaic
Somber in aspect or in character.
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The sombrous and heavy sound of the billows, successively dashing against the rocky beach at a profound distance beneath, was to the ear what the landscape was to the eye--a symbol of unvaried and monotonous melancholy, not unmingled with horror.
7) In terms of the sombrous weight of time that Mani Shankar's film Rudraksh invokes, the momentous feats of Rama the godly king during the end of the Treta age would thus be at least 864,000 years before even the commencement of Kali, since the Dwapara age came in between.
He then points out that he is a "`catolico y fiel cristiano'" who loves the Church and that what he thought he was attacking were "`fantasmas y vestiglos del otro mundo'"--that is, something frightening and sombrous, precisely what is subject to ridicule in Carnival.