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  • She will grow sober by degrees.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nay, in sober sadness, I believe I now love you all.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These were anxious considerations; enough to sober her spirits even under the prospect of a ball given principally for her gratification.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A weariness, arising probably, in great measure, from the same feelings which he had acknowledged in the morning, was peculiarly to be respected, and they went down their two dances together with such sober tranquillity as might satisfy any looker-on that Sir Thomas had been bringing up no wife for his younger son.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He certainly wished her to go willingly, but he as certainly wished her to be heartily sick of home before her visit ended; and that a little abstinence from the elegancies and luxuries of Mansfield Park would bring her mind into a sober state, and incline her to a juster estimate of the value of that home of greater permanence, and equal comfort, of which she had the offer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • So thought Fanny, in good truth and sober sadness, as she sat musing over that too great indulgence and luxury of a fire upstairs: wondering at the past and present; wondering at what was yet to come, and in a nervous agitation which made nothing clear to her but the persuasion of her being never under any circumstances able to love Mr. Crawford, and the felicity of having a fire to sit over and think of it.  (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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