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sobering
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Persuasion
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as in: a sobering thought Define
serious; or making one serious or calm
  • They were of sobering tendency; they allayed agitation; they composed, and consequently must make her happier.

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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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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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