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sober

(sō′bər)
adj. sober·er, sober·est
1. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
2. Abstaining from or habitually abstemious in the use of alcoholic drink or other intoxicants: a former addict who has been sober for 10 years.

so′ber·ly adv.
so′ber·ness n.

sober

(sō′bĕr) [L. sobrius, not drunk, sober]
1. Not intoxicated by alcohol or psychoactive drugs, including recreational drugs.
2. Habitually moderate or temperate, esp. regarding alcohol.
3. Quiet and serious in behavior.
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In 1786, although in a soberer tone than those of Dr.
Am soberer than ever," he reported, while suffering drug-induced epileptic fits and violent paranoid hallucinations.
So if the first half of Actors' Equity's colorful history has been marked by advances that jibe with the sociopolitical concerns of the day, its recent achievements have been replete with pragmatic measures and soberer matters: guidelines on the use of potentially harmful "smoke and fog" on stage, limits on raked stages, a landmark 401(K) plan with a 3-percent employer contribution in 2000, and a recently instituted law that protects the earnings of child performers.
It is not unlikely, given how common such phenomena are in "enthusiast" and "ecstatic" religion, that here and elsewhere Euripides grants us some glimpse of the actual Dionysiac orgy, even long after its migration into Greece from Thrace, when the cult had been assumed into the soberer mysteries of the Olympians.
As William James bracingly put it in a 1910 essay, "To coal and iron mines, to freight trains, to fishing fleets in December, to dishwashing, clothes washing, and window-washing, to road-building and tunnel-making, to foundries and stoke-holes, and to frames of skyscrapers, would our gilded youths be drafted off, according to their choice, to get childishness knocked out of them, and to come back into society with healthier sympathies and soberer ideas.
The instruments from Berge and Myers (2000), McKee and Soberer (1992) and Wiesanberg and Hutton (1995) have provided a framework upon which these categories have been placed.
The teacher's role, then, is to advocate informed forethought against the merchants of impulsiveness, to pitch the soberer pleasures of childhood, such as sports and friendship, against the pull of genital sex.