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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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At the end of this phase, a report indicating the result of the treatment is sent to the Probation Office and Welfare Center In this study maintaining soberness in the positive medical board report is considered a successful treatment.
Despite the soberness of this article and perhaps considered by some as depressing, I feel it is important to share what is going on in the banking world in an economic crisis like most of us have never seen.
Surely, the soberness of Posenenske's work and its potential for conflict (people might argue about what to do with the works or how to manipulate the revolving panels) run counter to the sunny address of a great deal of contemporary relational work.
To derive a sense of the gulf that opened up between the two branches of Christianity, we need only compare the soberness of the earliest extant Protestant chapel in Schloss Torgau in Germany (1544; Fig.
At first, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan seemed as if he were leading a demonstration organized by the Hamas Movement in Gaza and as if he were feeling so enthusiastic and moved by the feelings and voices of the participants that he was reiterating with them Ahmadinejad's slogans on the imminent end of Israel - had it not been for some diplomacy and soberness.
The "six elements" in the third line refer to the policies adopted by the most diligent rulers in Chinese history: maintaining soberness, encouraging education, exploiting geography, promoting the worthy, managing legal cases justly, and guaranteeing equitable taxes (Tian 2003, 71).
He recommended Douglas MacArthur for the role because "people would listen, and would be persuaded by the logic of his position--the eloquence and soberness of truth.
Simon Lee" exists as a poem, I think, to carry these lines [the concluding four] to the reader in the precise way it does: with the weight, the depth, the soberness, the measured seriousness and overflowing tenderness that they have.
Nurturance vies with soberness in the obstinate grey Quaker donkey of her childhood.
The one rhetorical device at his disposal, which he certainly did not forego, was an artful soberness and thesis-like rigor in the construction of his ideas' (426).
The coup becomes, in this metaphor, the soberness of age, a kind of 'natural' event, inevitable, like the shortening and curving of the spine.
If there are any points in natural history that you have a reasonable desire to be enlightened upon, go to your mother, and ask her in all soberness and simplicity to explain them to you.