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sober
used in
The Scarlet Letter

5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Talk to me when your sober.
Definition not under the influence of alcohol
  • These primitive statesmen, therefore—Bradstreet, Endicott, Dudley, Bellingham, and their compeers—who were elevated to power by the early choice of the people, seem to have been not often brilliant, but distinguished by a ponderous sobriety, rather than activity of intellect.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (18% in)

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  • His fame, though still on its upward slope, already overshadowed the soberer reputations of his fellow-clergymen, eminent as several of them were.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (30% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Were it not, thinkest thou, for thy little one's temporal and eternal welfare that she be taken out of thy charge, and clad soberly, and disciplined strictly, and instructed in the truths of heaven and earth?
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (29% in)
  • A large number—and many of these were persons of such sober sense and practical observation that their opinions would have been valuable in other matters—affirmed that Roger Chillingworth's aspect had undergone a remarkable change while he had dwelt in town, and especially since his abode with Mr. Dimmesdale.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (92% in)
  • And once Hester was seen embroidering a baby-garment with such a lavish richness of golden fancy as would have raised a public tumult had any infant thus apparelled, been shown to our sober-hued community.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (72% in)

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