So Israelis are approaching this soberly—but most laugh off reports of celebrations from Gaza.
They speak slowly and soberly, the pain evident in their voices, their faces etched with despair.
"If we build a stadium of change, they will come," the elephant said soberly.
No, not scared,” responded Fogg soberly, “only worried about you.
"Very likely there's a large amount of truth in that," said Linda soberly.
"Well, I won't pretend I'm not glad to hear it," said Harry soberly.
"But that is exactly what I must tell you, Katy," said Linda soberly.
When I hung her up upon the wall she soberly looked at me, but made no demonstration of fear.
"Why, I dunno's there's anything in the way of it," she said, soberly.
“Mrs. Van was one of the original ‘Floradora Sextette,’” 67 remarked Scott, soberly.
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+)