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sober -- as in: Talk to me when your sober.
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as in: Talk to me when your sober. Define
not under the influence of alcohol
  • 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.
  • Her expression was sober.
  • I don’t want to be with anyone who can’t have fun when they’re sober.

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  • I have been sober for almost two years.
  • I’ve never been this sober around people this wasted, and I say a brief prayer that I’m not half as annoying as they are when I’m drunk.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • When I’m sober, I’m able to control my urges.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • They cussed him and put him in the bed but they came back the next day when he was sober.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • He turns in his seat to look at us and explains, "They’re just doing one of those sobriety checks."
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • and how long will yuh stay sober now?
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh

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  • WAS pap, sure enough—and sober...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • I can’t sit in a corny place like this cold sober.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • I mentioned the titles because they were as great when I listened to them sober.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • You’re wonderfully sober.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • In the middle of a crazy and drunk life, you have to hang on to the good and sober moments tightly.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • "What rifle?" Dad said, trying to straighten himself to appear sober.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • Or had he already drunk so much likker that he couldn’t walk straight even when he was sober?
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • They’re not drunk yet, but they’re not sober either.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • she was stone-cold sober
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Tom was sober enough now.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • And she’s the only one of us still sober.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • he acts boozed up sometimes even when he’s sober.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • "Well, he’s very sober and industrious," said Nancy, trying to view the matter as cheerfully as possible.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • "Sober enough," he says, trying and failing to raise one eyebrow.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • He used to always whale me when he was sober and could get his hands on me; though I used to take to the woods most of the time when he was around.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • "Well, maybe tomorrow night you’ll get some cute sober boys."
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • And yet here he was, as sober as Spock and me, and being a soldier was all he could talk about.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • She seems sober, but her pupils are enormous and the whites of her eyes bloodshot.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • He was sober, still drinking soda, surrounded by guys who understood everything he’d been through, but his good mood of the afternoon had vanished.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I feel totally sober.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Sober boys, huh?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Dad hated talking about the war and never did it sober.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • For several years he floated from one crisis to another until the overdose death of a close friend motivated him to crawl his way back to sobriety.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "And I’m sure you were the model of sobriety."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • He would swing wildly, in those last years—not so much from sobriety to drink but from calmness to depression.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • New instructors, elderly townsmen of unreliable sobriety and disposition, are brought in.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • After the train ride up from Washington, I had experienced hardly a moment’s sobriety or a moment’s sleep.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • How many days’ sobriety now?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • So much for sobriety.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Finally, Haymitch is being forced into sobriety, with no secret stashes or home-brewed concoctions to ease his transition.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Grandma Lynn held her tongue about the questionable sobriety of known jazz greats.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Bill seemed to suddenly regain his sobriety.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I insist on perfect sobriety and silence.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • These primitive statesmen, therefore—Bradstreet, Endicott, Dudley, Bellingham, and their compeers—who were elevated to power by the early choice of the people, seem to have been not often brilliant, but distinguished by a ponderous sobriety, rather than activity of intellect.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He accompanied his conductor into a guard-room, smelling of common wine and tobacco, where certain soldiers and patriots, asleep and awake, drunk and sober, and in various neutral states between sleeping and waking, drunkenness and sobriety, were standing and lying about.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • This opulent sobriety betrayed the divided nature of the school, just as in a different way the two rivers that it straddled did.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • I tell you, he’s a regular hearse for blackness and sobriety, and will drive you like a funeral, if you want.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The number seemed to stun the camerlegno back to sobriety.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I’m actually beginning to enjoy sobriety.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Yet, for all his hardy sobriety and fortitude, there were certain qualities in him which at times affected, and in some cases seemed well nigh to overbalance all the rest.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
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To see samples using other meanings of sober, click a word sense below:
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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