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as in: Talk to me when your sober. Define
not under the influence of alcohol
  • He was a Doc Vickerson of Elk Mills, grown wiser and soberer and more sure.

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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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as in: I need to sober up. Define
to become less drunk
  • I wish I could get at a drink and sober up," he agonized.

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  • Coffee doesn't really help one to sober up; though it does help fight sleepiness.
  • Talk to me after you sober up.

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unspecified meaning
  • And the damn' fool promised to stay sober!
  • He had been sober and industrious so long now!

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  • He lived at the almshouse, but most evenings now he was sober.
  • The Doc was sober!
  • His underlings knew that Dr. Duer would not fail to arrive precisely on time, precisely well dressed, absolutely sober, very cool, and appallingly unpleasant to any nurse who made a mistake or looked for a smile.
  • Each day from five to seven he was tilted against the bar, never drunk, never altogether sober, always full of melody and kindliness; the one man who did not long for Home, because outside the Ice House he remembered no home.
  • When Pickerbaugh addressed a church or the home circle he spoke of "the value of health in making life more joyful," but when he addressed a business luncheon he changed it to "the value in good round dollars and cents of having workmen who are healthy and sober, and therefore able to work faster at the same wages."
  • Martin checked the "I'll damn' soon tell you who I am!" which was his natural reaction, and explained that he was speaking for Leora's invalid grand-aunt, that the poor old lady was very low, and if the night superintendent cared to take upon himself the murder of a blameless gentlewoman— When Leora came to the telephone he said quickly, and soberly now, feeling as though he had come from the menace of thronging strangers into the security of her presence: "Leora?

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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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