Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Temperate in mind; self-controlled and rational.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a disposition or temper habitually sober.

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Examples

  • By the time I encountered it, at the age of 12 or 13 I recall picking it out of a rotating bookstand, near the door of a bookshop in the Lake District, during one of those rain-sodden childhood holidays, I was already familiar with Clarke as the sober-minded chronicler of near future space exploration.

    The stars of modern SF pick the best science fiction

  • The Congressional Budget Office produces a lot of sober-minded, sensible, reality-based policy analysis.

    Matthew Yglesias » Conservatives Prepare to Abandon Newfound Love for CBO

  • But if all that sounds a little too sober-minded, there's always a movie called "Toliet," about a family whose bathroom is haunted by their recently departed matriarch.

    Bombshells and Boxers

  • It is the race heritage, the sadness which has made the race sober-minded, clean-lived and fanatically moral, and which, in this latter connection, has culminated among the English in the Reformed

    Chapter 10

  • Rauch could have written a sober-minded column about governing as a sordid compromise, a column about Max Weber and Thomas Mann, about the decision to drop the nuclear bomb, about philosopher-kings, about the art of the possible, about Abraham Lincoln and Vaclav Havel.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Jonathan Rauch on David Frum on the Conservative Movement

  • It is also no surprise that opera companies have been hit hardest of all, and the responses have run the gamut from sober-minded analysis to panic reaction.

    Ivan Katz: And So Falleth the Sky

  • It is also no surprise that opera companies have been hit hardest of all, and the responses have run the gamut from sober-minded analysis to panic reaction.

    Ivan Katz: And So Falleth the Sky

  • It is also no surprise that opera companies have been hit hardest of all, and the responses have run the gamut from sober-minded analysis to panic reaction.

    Ivan Katz: And So Falleth the Sky

  • It is also no surprise that opera companies have been hit hardest of all, and the responses have run the gamut from sober-minded analysis to panic reaction.

    Ivan Katz: And So Falleth the Sky

  • On Monday, another prominent GOP leader joined the chorus of the sober-minded.

    Barbour, Cornyn, Cantor Lower Expectations For GOP Congress

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