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sobering
used in
The Scarlet Letter
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sobering
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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?  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a sobering thought
as in: Talk to me when your sober.
as in: I need to sober up.
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