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sober
used in The Iceman Cometh

2 meanings, 15 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Talk to me when your sober.
Definition
not under the influence of alcohol
  • and how long will yuh stay sober now?
    Act 3 (23% in)
sober = not under the influence of alcohol
There are no more uses of "sober" flagged with this meaning in The Iceman Cometh.

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2  —1 use as in:
I need to sober up.
Definition
to become less drunk
  • It was composed in a wanton moment by the Dean of the Divinity School on a moonlight night in July, 1776, while sobering up in a Turkish bath.
    Act 1 (61% in)

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?  —13 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I discovered early in life that living frightened me when I was sober.
    Act 4 (37% in)
  • The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober.
    Act 1 (12% in)
  • A fine percentage, if I do say so, when you're dealing to someone who's sober and can count.
    Act 1 (65% in)
  • CHUCK—Sure, he was sober, Baby.
    Act 1 (81% in)
  • (then puzzledly) Sober?
    Act 1 (81% in)
  • Well, bejees, he won't be sober long!
    Act 1 (81% in)
  • Stone cold sober and dead to the world!
    Act 1 (96% in)
  • It's staying sober and working that cuts men off in their prime.
    Act 1 (97% in)
  • He is sober.
    Act 2 (45% in)
  • Although these two have been drinking they are both sober, for them.
    Act 2 (62% in)
  • He is absolutely sober, but his face is sick, and his nerves in a shocking state of shakes.
    Act 3 (32% in)
  • Often vhen I am tronk and kidding you I say I am sorry I missed you, but now, py Gott, I am sober, and I don't joke, and I say it!
    Act 3 (44% in)
  • But he was cold sober.
    Act 4 (10% in)

There are no more uses of "sober" in The Iceman Cometh.

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