Liz hides in a closet and then locks Burton in a cabin until he sobers up.
At another time he said, "A drunken German has written these theses; when he sobers up he will think differently of the matter."
They often come for a warm soda in the morning, it sobers them.
It is this feeling that sobers and steadies while it inspires the so-called working classes to-day.
We have our sobers and our drunks, our Hardy and our Belloc, and Chesterton.
It sobers the vagaries of trope and figure, substitutes truth for metaphor, and exactness for amplification.
We'll beat it right off, an' I hope to gosh Joe sobers up on the way!
For madam can't bear men folks around her when she sobers up.
I can hardly believe it, but we'll see what can be got from the man when he sobers up.
This fever will cure him, they say it sobers like bloodletting.
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+)