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sobering
used in
Atlas Shrugged
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sobering
Used in
Atlas Shrugged
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  • We must consider it soberly, avoiding the extremes of total condemnation or of reckless agreement.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I don't know whether I'll go back to the world or not," she said soberly, but her voice was trembling with a subdued violence, which was pure gaiety.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Stinging jets, part words, part pictures, kept shooting at his brain. . . . . Hours of it, he thought, hours to spend watching the eyes of the guests getting heavy with boredom if they were sober or glazing into an imbecile stare if they weren't, and pretend that he noticed neither, and strain to think of something to say to them, when he had nothing to say —while he needed hours of inquiry to find a successor for the superintendent of his rolling mills who had resigned suddenly,…  (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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