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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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Yet the sobering station has funds to operate only through next month.
The sobering station managed to stay open over the past year with a patchwork of funds from Lane County, Eugene, Springfield and PeaceHealth Medical Center, but now that money is about to run out.
Second: 1 Rough Native, 2 Verbier, 3 Sobering Thought, 4 Fear No One, 5 Judicial T riggs, 6 Fear Zeus (m).
If the station were to close, thousands of drunk or high people would be left to sober up on their own in public places, arrested by local police, or rushed to the nearest hospital emergency room, according to Willamette Family Inc., which operates the sobering station.
"As a 17-year-old adolescent going to jail, that's a very sobering moment.