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sobering
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as in: a sobering thought Define
serious; or making one serious or calm
  • Lebedeff, now quite sobered down, sent for a doctor; and he and his daughter, with Burdovsky and General Ivolgin, remained by the sick man's couch.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • Perhaps it would be as well to get some sober, reliable man for the night.
  • He was quite sober now, and cried with real sincerity over the sick general—mourning for him as though he were his own brother.

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  • It is the sober truth.
  • He was sober himself, but the excitement of this chaotic day—the strangest day of his life—had affected him so that he was in a dazed, wild condition, which almost resembled drunkenness.

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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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