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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • Meredith was no compositor, a poor pressman, and seldom sober.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I waited upon him accordingly, and should have taken Collins with me but that he was not sober.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • While I liv'd in Boston most of my hours of leisure for conversation were spent with him, and he continu'd a sober as well as an industrious lad; was much respected for his learning by several of the clergy and other gentlemen, and seemed to promise making a good figure in life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • ] As those people are extreamly apt to get drunk, and, when so, are very quarrelsome and disorderly, we strictly forbad the selling any liquor to them; and when they complain'd of this restriction, we told them that if they would continue sober during the treaty, we would give them plenty of rum when business was over.  (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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