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Definition of Sober

Sober

  1. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man.
  2. Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober.
  3. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed.
  4. Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.
  5. Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate.
  6. To make sober.
  7. To become sober; -- often with down.

Sober Quotations

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
Winston Churchill

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway

I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.
Nelson Mandela

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
H. G. Wells

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw
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Sober Translations

sober in Dutch is nuchter
sober in Italian is digiuno
sober in Spanish is sobrio
sober in Swedish is sansad, nykter

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