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sobering
used in
A Tale of Two Cities
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sobering
Used in
A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Then he delivered to the escort, drunk and sober, a receipt for the escorted, and requested him to dismount.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Don't let your sober face elate you, however; you don't know what it may come to.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He accompanied his conductor into a guard-room, smelling of common wine and tobacco, where certain soldiers and patriots, asleep and awake, drunk and sober, and in various neutral states between sleeping and waking, drunkenness and sobriety, were standing and lying about.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That, hereupon he had ascertained, through the registers on the table, that his son-in-law was among the living prisoners, and had pleaded hard to the Tribunal—of whom some members were asleep and some awake, some dirty with murder and some clean, some sober and some not—for his life and liberty.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Carton, who smelt of port wine, and did not appear to be quite sober, laughed then, and turned to Darnay: "This is a strange chance that throws you and me together.  (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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