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sober
used in Fahrenheit 451

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Definition
to become less drunk
  • "A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again."
    p. 102.7
sobers = makes less drunk

(editor's notes:  Beatty is quoting from a famous poem written by Alexander Pope in 1711. The Pierian Spring is a mythical source of knowledge for the Muses. Draughts is a British spelling of drafts which, in this context, is a synonym for drinks. Both British and Americans pronounce it as drafts.)
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