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Adjective
Not being under the influence of alcohol
“You'd best make sure you're sober before driving that car.”
Adjective
Serious, grave or solemn in nature
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“These positive emotions need to be tempered by the sober realization that the potential for injury is ever-present.”
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Calm in manner or disposition
“There he presents his sober disposition to the patrons with an air of knowing something incriminatory about everybody.”
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Not excessively bright, flashy or showy
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“In a sober dark trouser suit and sensible walking shoes, she ticks the names off the electoral list on her clipboard.”
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Based on, or displaying, common sense
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“He saw it as his duty to counter the news and its tendency to overhype by presenting the secretary and the president with nothing but hard, sober facts.”
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Given to or marked by restraint or moderation
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“This year's spending doesn't mesh with the sound and sober spending principles that make for a successful business.”
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Showing little or no feeling
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Of, characterized by, or consisting of (incontrovertible) facts
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Affectedly proper or serious
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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
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Marked by moderate behavior not given to excesses
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Free from indecency or obscenity
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(of a person) Habitually in a bad mood
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State of being happy and contented
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Of, supporting, or pertaining to traditionalism
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Expressing something forcibly and clearly
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Being deep in thought, or characterized by thoughtfulness
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Lacking brightness, vividness, or sheen
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Verb
To make or become sober after drinking alcohol
“Many players had to sober up from a night in the French Quarter.”
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To make or become more settled or subdued
“His touch and words seemed to sober her, or perhaps her passion had run its course.”
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To make or become more serious or thoughtful
“His voice was suddenly low and conversational, and it seemed to sober the audience.”
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