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sobering
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Wuthering Heights
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as in: a sobering thought Define
serious; or making one serious or calm
  • Hindley descended more leisurely, sobered and abashed.

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  • These are sobering statistics that should leave all of us concerned.
  • She stopped laughing and said in a sober tone, ...

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as in: Talk to me when your sober. Define
not under the influence of alcohol
  • I insist on perfect sobriety and silence.

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  • She was still sober enough to know the situation was dangerous.
  • I'm worried about her. I seldom see her sober and without a hangover.

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unspecified meaning
  • I cried, perceiving the master to be tolerably sober.
  • He kept himself sober for the purpose — tolerably sober: not going to bed mad at six o'clock and getting up drunk at twelve.

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  • He kept himself sober for the purpose — tolerably sober: not going to bed mad at six o'clock and getting up drunk at twelve.
  • She ran, and returned and ran again, many times before my sober footsteps reached the gate, and then she seated herself on the grassy bank beside the path, and tried to wait patiently; but that was impossible: she couldn't be still a minute.
  • The red fire-light glowed on their two bonny heads, and revealed their faces animated with the eager interest of children; for, though he was twenty-three and she eighteen, each had so much of novelty to feel and learn, that neither experienced nor evinced the sentiments of sober disenchanted maturity.

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as in: Talk to me when your sober. Define
not under the influence of alcohol
as in: a sobering thought Define
serious; or making one serious or calm
as in: I need to sober up. Define
to become less drunk
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