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sober
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Ulysses
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  • Ireland sober is Ireland free.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sober serious man with a bit in the savingsbank I'd say.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Up in the Coombe with chummies and streetwalkers and then the rest of the year sober as a judge.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Needless to say the fumes of his recent orgy spoke then with some asperity in a curious bitter way foreign to his sober state.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Stephen, that is when the accosting figure came to close quarters, though he was not in an over sober state himself recognised Corley's breath redolent of rotten cornjuice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • —It beats me, Mr Bloom confided to Stephen, medically I am speaking, how a wretched creature like that from the Lock hospital reeking with disease can be barefaced enough to solicit or how any man in his sober senses, if he values his health in the least.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By lorries along sir John Rogerson's quay Mr Bloom walked soberly, past Windmill lane, Leask's the linseed crusher, the postal telegraph office.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • En route to his taciturn and, not to put too fine a point on it, not yet perfectly sober companion Mr Bloom who at all events was in complete possession of his faculties, never more so, in fact disgustingly sober, spoke a word of caution re the dangers of nighttown, women of ill fame and swell mobsmen, which, barely permissible once in a while though not as a habitual practice, was of the nature of a regular deathtrap for young fellows of his age particularly if they had acquired…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • En route to his taciturn and, not to put too fine a point on it, not yet perfectly sober companion Mr Bloom who at all events was in complete possession of his faculties, never more so, in fact disgustingly sober, spoke a word of caution re the dangers of nighttown, women of ill fame and swell mobsmen, which, barely permissible once in a while though not as a habitual practice, was of the nature of a regular deathtrap for young fellows of his age particularly if they had acquired…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …touch was quite in keeping with those italianos though candidly he was none the less free to admit those icecreamers and friers in the fish way not to mention the chip potato variety and so forth over in little Italy there near the Coombe were sober thrifty hardworking fellows except perhaps a bit too given to pothunting the harmless necessary animal of the feline persuasion of others at night so as to have a good old succulent tuckin with garlic de rigueur off him or her next day on…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • (He laughs) Sober hearsedrivers a speciality.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • PHILIP DRUNK AND PHILIP SOBER: (Their lawnmowers purring with a rigadoon of grasshalms) Clever ever.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • PHILIP SOBER: (Gaily) c'était le sacré pigeon, Philippe.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • (The Siamese twins, Philip Drunk and Philip Sober, two Oxford dons with lawnmowers, appear in the window embrasure.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Both are masked with Matthew Arnold's face.) PHILIP SOBER: Take a fool's advice.  (not reviewed by editor)

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