American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Gravity in bearing, manner, or treatment.
- n. Moderation in or abstinence from consumption of alcoholic liquor or use of drugs: "three years of drug-free sobriety” ( Ron Rosenbaum). See Synonyms at abstinence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state, habit, or character of being sober. Especially— Temperance or moderation in the use of strong drink.
- n. Moderation in general conduct or character; avoidance of excess or extremes.
- n. Reasonableness; saneness; soundness: as, sobriety of judgment.
- n. Modest or quiet demeanor; composure; sedateness; dignity; gravity; staidness.
- n. Synonyms and Abstinence, Temperance, etc. See abstemiousness.
- n. and Soberness, moderation, moderateness, regularity, steadiness, quietness.
- n. The quality or state of being sober.
- n. The quality or state of not being intoxicated.
- n. The quality or state of being grave or earnestly thoughtful.
- n. The state or quality of being unhurried; a state of calm.
- n. A state of moderation or seriousness.
- n. A state of modest in color or style.
- n. Soundness of judgement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors.
- n. Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness.
- n. a manner that is serious and solemn
- n. the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
- n. moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
- n. abstaining from excess
- Middle English sobriete, from Old French, from Latin sōbrietās, from sōbrius, sober; see sober. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's common for someone who had long-term sobriety, and then a relapse, to decide traditional rehab is not for them.”
“House in pain, having to wrestle with sobriety is going to be a priceless ass.”
“By the way, no, I havent stayed sober that long, but my failure to achieve long-term sobriety is just thatmy failurenot the failure of the program.”
“This prepares our clients for long-term sobriety, allowing our program to excel where others fail.”
“The public conduct of my fellow atheists was so lacking in sobriety and gravity that I began to wonder why, if we atheists had a hammerlock on truth, so much of what we said was pointless or naive.”
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“Arrangements like these can be very helpful in maintaining long-term sobriety, as losing custody of a child is often the “bottom” that motivates addicted parents to finally seek treatment.”
“How can we support her in her recovery to help her have long-term sobriety and get through to this on the other side, because once she does get through this -- and she ` s going to have to get through this or she ` s going to end up dying.”
“He told me that meant that he had become a Mission resident who was on a path to long-term sobriety and reintegration into society.”
“But it is a word of comfort (v. 15) that those who continue in sobriety shall be saved in child-bearing, or with child-bearing -- the Messiah, who was born of a woman, should break the serpent's head (Gen.iii. 15); or the sentence which they are under for sin shall be no bar to their acceptance with Christ, if they continue in faith, and charity, and holiness, with sobriety.”
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