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Gone with the Wind
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  • He was sober and quiet and preoccupied.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He turned his mild sober gaze on her for a moment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He came home sober too, but that was none of Scarlett's doing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He gave up high-stake card games and stayed comparatively sober.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Thank God, he was sober! She pulled open the door, holding herself back from running to him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Rhett was out late many nights but he came home sober on these nights.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was freshly barbered, shaved and massaged and he was sober, but his eyes were bloodshot and his face puffy from drink.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It had been years since he had chosen to do this but he did it now, putting on gravity and charm, even as he put on waistcoats of more sober hues.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When she thought of meeting him again, face to face in the sober light of day, a nervous tingling embarrassment that carried with it an exciting pleasure enveloped her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This was a more sober heartfelt joy, a deep-souled feeling of thanksgiving, and the churches were filled as ministers reverently thanked God for the deliverance of the state.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Then," said Scarlett acidly, "if you intend to play nursemaid, you might try coming home nights and sober too, for a change."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When Rhett told her with the proper sober mien that he was moved to contribute by the memories of former comrades in arms, braver than he but less fortunate, who now lay in unmarked graves, Mrs. Elsing's aristocratic jaw dropped.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then you married and wore dull-colored dresses and had babies that ruined your waist line and sat in corners at dances with other sober matrons and only emerged to dance with your husband or with old gentlemen who stepped on your feet.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The group had two hours to wait between trains and, as it was taxing the diplomacy of the sober members of the party to keep the Fontaines from fighting each other and perfect strangers in the depot, Ashley brought them all home to Aunt Pittypat's.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Many men, thinking soberly of General Lee's words and example, wished to take the oath, become citizens again and forget the past.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Maybe not but they've got a heap of pride," said Tommy soberly.  (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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