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  • Every step brought him nearer to London, farther from his own sober inartistic life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was sober, thrifty and pious; he went to the altar every first Friday, sometimes with her, oftener by himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His wife was a little sharp-faced woman who bullied her husband when he was sober and was bullied by him when he was drunk.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He told her that for some time he had assisted at the meetings of an Irish Socialist Party where he had felt himself a unique figure amidst a score of sober workmen in a garret lit by an inefficient oil-lamp.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now, Dillon, I advise you strongly, get at your work orů" This rebuke during the sober hours of school paled much of the glory of the Wild West for me and the confused puffy face of Leo Dillon awakened one of my consciences.  (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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