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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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Credit certainly belongs to director Joe Berlinger (of the "Paradise Lost" trilogy), but also to Simon, seen soberly reflecting on the extent to which his influential fusion of American and South African pop, recorded partly in Johannesburg under apartheid, may stand as a particularly problematic example of cultural appropriation.
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Soberly dressed in a dark grey suit, white shirt and a spotted tie, he stood impassively as the charge was read out.
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