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sobriety

[suh-brahy-i-tee, soh-] /səˈbraɪ ɪ ti, soʊ-/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being sober.
2.
temperance or moderation, especially in the use of alcoholic beverages.
3.
seriousness, gravity, or solemnity:
an event marked by sobriety.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English sobrietie (< Old French sobriete) < Latin sōbrietās, equivalent to sōbri(us) sober + -etās, variant of -itās -ity after vowel stems
Related forms
nonsobriety, noun
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sobriety

/səʊˈbraɪətɪ/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being sober
2.
the quality of refraining from excess
3.
the quality of being serious or sedate
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