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sober
used in Moby Dick

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1  —1 use as in:
Talk to me when your sober.
Definition
not under the influence of alcohol
  • 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.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (17% in)

There are no more uses of "sober" flagged with this meaning in Moby Dick.

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  • No, thought I, there must be some sober reason for this thing; furthermore, it must symbolize something unseen.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (29% in)
  • I observed, however, that one of them held somewhat aloof, and though he seemed desirous not to spoil the hilarity of his shipmates by his own sober face, yet upon the whole he refrained from making as much noise as the rest.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (56% in)
  • But could it be possible that any sober harpooneer would get into a door mat, and parade the streets of any Christian town in that sort of guise?
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (79% in)
  • Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (99% in)
  • But at length all the past night's events soberly recurred, one by one, in fixed reality, and then I lay only alive to the comical predicament.
    Chapters 4-6 -- The Counter-Pane; Breakfast; The Street (22% in)
  • But quitting all these unprofessional attempts, let us glance at those pictures of leviathan purporting to be sober, scientific delineations, by those who know.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (17% in)
  • His face was an exceedingly round but sober one; he was dressed in a faded blue woollen frock or shirt, and patched trowsers; and had thus far been dividing his attention between a marlingspike he held in one hand, and a pill-box held in the other, occasionally casting a critical glance at the ivory limbs of the two crippled captains.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (24% in)
  • However, the masts did not go overboard; and by and by we scrambled down, so sober, that we had to pass the flip again, though the savage salt spray bursting down the forecastle scuttle, rather too much diluted and pickled it to my taste.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (55% in)

There are no more uses of "sober" in Moby Dick.

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