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sober
used in And Then There Were None

3 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Talk to me when your sober.
Definition
not under the influence of alcohol
  • Poor devil-elderly woman-simple job if I'd been sober.
    p. 65.6
sober = not under the influence of alcohol
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2  —1 use as in:
a sobering thought
Definition
serious; or making one serious or calm
  • Philip Lombard's face changed—sobered.
    p. 203.8
sobered = became serious
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3  —1 use as in:
I need to sober up.
Definition
to become less drunk
  •   "That she'd take a kid out to sea and let it drown—you wouldn't think a woman could do a thing like that?"
      I said to him: "Are you sure she did do it?"
      He said and in saying it he seemed suddenly to sober up: "I'm quite sure."
    p. 266.8
sober up = become less drunk
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