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sober
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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as in: Talk to me when your sober. Define
not under the influence of alcohol
  • ...it WAS pap, sure enough—and sober...
  • 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.

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  • He’s the best naturedest old fool in Arkansaw—never hurt nobody, drunk nor sober.
  • 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; but it warn’t no use—up the street he would tear again, and give Sherburn another cussing.
  • "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."

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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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as in: a sobering thought Define
serious; or making one serious or calm
  • The crowd looked mighty sober; nobody stirred, and there warn’t no more laughing.

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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
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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