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sober
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The Great Gatsby
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  • I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.
  • The hall was at present occupied by two deplorably sober men and their highly indignant wives.

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  • He was employed in a vague personal capacity — while he remained with Cody he was in turn steward, mate, skipper, secretary, and even jailor, for Dan Cody sober knew what lavish doings Dan Cody drunk might soon be about, and he provided for such contingencies by reposing more and more trust in Gatsby.

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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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