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sober
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
Talk to me when your sober.
Definition
not under the influence of alcohol
  • He's the best naturedest old fool in Arkansaw—never hurt nobody, drunk nor sober.
    Chapter 21 (68% in)
sober = not drunk
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He used to always whale me when he was sober and could get his hands on me; though I used to take to the woods most of the time when he was around.
    Chapter 3 (28% in)
  • sober = not drunk
  • Well, it WAS pap, sure enough—and sober, too, by the way he laid his oars.
    Chapter 7 (78% in)
  • sober = not drunk
  • Everybody that could get a chance at him tried their best to coax him off of his horse so they could lock him up and get him sober;
    Chapter 21 (76% in)
  • sober = to stop being drunk
  • "Well," I says, "when I see the king in that doggery yesterday I says to myself, we can't get him home for hours, till he's soberer; so I went a-loafing around town to put in the time and wait."
    Chapter 31 (72% in)
soberer = less drunk
There are no more uses of "sober" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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2  —1 use as in:
a sobering thought
Definition
serious; or making one serious or calm
  • The crowd looked mighty sober; nobody stirred, and there warn't no more laughing.
    Chapter 21 (72% in)
sober = serious
There are no more uses of "sobering" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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