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Adjective
Tending to drink only moderate quantities of alcohol
“The tour was fascinating for those of us that remained sober enough to care.”
Adjective
Serious, sensible, and solemn
“These positive emotions are not at all out of place, but need to be tempered by the sober realization that the potential for injury is ever present.”
Adjective
Muted in colour
“In a sober dark trouser suit and sensible walking shoes, she ticks the names off the electoral list on her clipboard.”
Adjective
Not having one's mind affected by alcohol
“… it's important to stay sober if you're going to be driving a car.”
Adjective
Based on sound reasoning or information
“… a sober assessment of the situation.”
Adjective
Moderate
Verb
Make or become sober after drinking alcohol
“Many players had to sober up from a night in the French Quarter.”
Verb
Make or become more serious, sensible, and solemn
“If we are being urged to do anything here, it is to resist indulging too much in these reactions, to sober up a bit and contemplate the task ahead.”
Verb
To make or become sober
“After they had sobered, she was able to reassert her authority.”
Verb
To make or become less drunk
“These events sobered me up considerably.”
Verb
To make or become sober
Verb
“He was left to sober up in a police cell.”
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