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sober
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Bleak House
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as in: Talk to me when your sober. Define
not under the influence of alcohol
  • Krook, with his bottle under his arm (he never gets beyond a certain point of either drunkenness or sobriety), takes time to survey his proposed lodger and seems to approve of him.

  • There are no more uses of "sober" identified with this meaning, but check unspecified meaning below.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • But such an old card as this, so deep, so sly, and secret (though I don’t believe he is ever sober), I never came across.
  • "Tolerable sober, my angel," returns Mr. Bucket.

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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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