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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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Lammeter, "the soberest and best man in that country-side" (144), could have assumed the mothering responsibilities, and thus be now among the best women, too.
The soberest complaint is that the dream is a "false feigned grace"--the illusion of a pleasure that is not in fact taking place--but that reproach is knit with anger at the "sudden loss" of this unreal joy.
Die Welt, one of Germany's soberest papers, initiated her centenary year in January by offering a sympathetic forum for the all-too-familiar claims and complaints that inspired Die Zeit's "broken record" headline months later.
I recommend to you one of the soberest, yet politest, men in England" (131).