One friend remembers him taking her to an AA meeting when she herself first got sober not long afterward.
If you need to sober up very quickly, is it wise to do more cocaine, or less?
Tirelessly teaching Hola to sit and stay helped Marty sober up, and together they passed the program's Canine Good Citizen test.
His Election Night acceptance speech was a mature, sober call for Republicans.
Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers reveal the sober truth behind the numbers.
He felt as if he wished to record a deliberate and sober conclusion.
These questions, in her sober mood, weighed the others down.
Then all was sober work for another half-hour, and after that came a pause.
And Buck was just sober enough to perceive that he was being held lightly.
Doctor Beatty was talking to her earnestly, in low tones, and she was serious and sober, listening intently.
mid-14c., "moderate in desires or actions, temperate, restrained," especially "abstaining from strong drink," also "calm, quiet, not overcome by emotion," from Old French sobre "decent; sober" (12c.), from Latin sobrius "not drunk, temperate, moderate, sensible," from a variant of se- "without" (see se-) + ebrius "drunk," of unknown origin. Meaning "not drunk at the moment" is from late 14c.; also "appropriately solemn, serious, not giddy." Related: Soberly; soberness. Sobersides "sedate, serious-minded person" is recorded from 1705.
late 14c., "reduce to a quiet condition" (transitive), from sober (adj.). Meaning "render grave or serious" is from 1726. Intransitive sense of "become sober" (since late 19c. often with up) is from 1820. Related: Sobered; sobering.
son of a bitch (1918+)