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sober
used in Catch-22

13 uses
  • Deep otter-brown lines of preoccupation etched themselves permanently into his careworn face and gave him a harried look of sobriety and mistrust.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (14% in)
  • Yossarian looked at him soberly and tried another approach.
    Chapter 5 — Chief White Halfoat (52% in)
  • One of the surprising things always was the sense of calm and utter silence, broken only by the test rounds fired from the machine guns, by an occasional toneless, terse remark over the intercom, and, at last, by the sobering pronouncement of the bombardier in each plane that they were at the I.P. and about to turn toward the target.
    Chapter 5 — Chief White Halfoat (75% in)
  • He was an ambitious and humorless Lieutenant Scheisskopf, who confronted his responsibilities soberly and smiled only when some rival officer at the Santa Ana Army Air Force Base came down with a lingering disease.
    Chapter 8 — Lieutenant Scheisskopf (17% in)
  • Major Major's father was a sober God-fearing man whose idea of a good joke was to lie about his age.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (7% in)
  • 'Oh, well,' sang McWatt soberly.
    Chapter 12 — Bologna (87% in)
  • An uneasy silence replaced it, and Yossarian was sober and self-conscious as he climbed down from the plane and took his place in the jeep that was already waiting for them.
    Chapter 14 — Kid Sampson (37% in)
  • They gathered soberly in the farthest recess of the ward and gossiped about him in malicious, offended undertones, rebelling against his presence as a ghastly imposition and resenting him malevolently for the nauseating truth of which he was bright reminder.
    Chapter 17 — The Soldier in White (25% in)
  • 'War is hell,' he declared frequently, drunk or sober, and he really meant it, although that did not prevent him from making a good living out of it or from taking his son-in-law into the business with him, even though the two bickered constantly.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (44% in)
  • 'I don't buy eggs in Malta,' he confessed, with an air of slight and clandestine amusement that was the only departure from industrious sobriety Yossarian had ever seen him make.
    Chapter 22 — Milo the Mayor (46% in)
  • Nately's father was a sober, philosophical and responsible man; this old man was fickle and licentious.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (43% in)
  • Nately asked with sober confusion.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (73% in)
  • Yossarian sucked his cheeks in soberly.
    Chapter 42 — Yossarian (16% in)

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