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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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The first objective was to determine the clinical and socio-demographical differences of the adolescents who apply to the treatment center for help with drug abuse with family support or upon a probation decision court order The second objective was to determine clinical and socio-demographical qualifications which take effect in the maintenance of soberness among cases that are admitted to an adolescent treatment center upon the probation court order
In 1929 Benjamin had contemplated what the Surrealists could contribute in the project "to win the energies of intoxication for the revolution," (11) but in 1930, when reviewing a collection of essays edited by Junger entitled Krieg und Krieger, he adopted a different position on soberness and discipline.
Liberal contemporaries also emphasised 'prudence', 'moderation' and 'soberness' when contrasting Dutch national virtues with those of neighbouring Germany or revolutionary France.
Among the recent films a good reconstruction of the period can be found in the "historical prologue" to Renato De Maria's La prima linea (2009) and in Marco Tullio Giordana's Romanzo di una strage (2012), whose soberness is, in contrast, sorely missed in Michele Placido's II grande sogno (2009).
against it science must now reassert its seriousness and soberness of mind, insisting that it is concerned solely with beings.
The Master Teacher would minister faithfully to his disciple voice students with the soberness and gravitas of a prophet.
They were expected to live a 'decent' life without alcohol, adultery and personal enrichment, characterised by soberness, self sacrifice, solidarity and little quality family time on occasions such as birthday parties and Sinterklaas (St.
My one reservation is the soberness in relation to a genre that, from its inception, is meant to be taken (no pun intended) as tongue-in-cheek.
This series has been all the better for letting some serious moments trickle into the comedy - like those little flashes of soberness you get when you're drunk - and there's an unexpected outbreak of what can only be described as kindness in tonight's episode.
This is Jesus' appeal for simplicity, moderation, and soberness of life.