- The party broke up in very sober fashion at five o'clock.5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (18% in)
- An occasional burst of fervor in Dissenting pulpits on the subject of infant baptism was the only symptom of a zeal unsuited to sober times when men had done with change.1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (28% in)
- The state of mind in which you take a billiard-cue or a dice-box in your hand is one of sober certainty compared with that of old-fashioned fathers, like Mr. Tulliver, when they selected a school or a tutor for their sons.2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (23% in)
- Chapter VII A Day of Reckoning Mr. Tulliver was an essentially sober man,—able to take his glass and not averse to it, but never exceeding the bounds of moderation.5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (0% in)
- The focus of brilliancy was the long drawing-room, where the dancing went forward, under the inspiration of the grand piano; the library, into which it opened at one end, had the more sober illumination of maturity, with caps and cards; and at the other end the pretty sitting-room, with a conservatory attached, was left as an occasional cool retreat.6.10 -- Book 6 Chapter 10 -- The Spell Seems Broken (3% in)
There are no more uses of "sober" in The Mill on the Floss.
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