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  • adjective comparative form of sober: more sober


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  • The tipsy antics of the lads had led a majority of the soberer-minded lassies to compel a departure.

    Chapter 4

  • "He is soberer dan usual, if dat's what you mean."

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • People who get married are a self-selecting cross-section of society, who tend to be steadier, soberer, more employable.

    David Cameron should honour his marriage vow

  • It is the soberer, less dramatic business of administering resources and plants already in hand . . . of adjusting production to consumption, of distributing wealth and products more equitably . . .


  • And beyond the money part is a more focused, more modest meal for suddenly soberer customers who need cutbacks without downgrades.

    True Values in the Hudson Valley

  • Then Macdonald very honestly takes a second look at his and Agee's relationship to Luce and comes up with a far soberer answer than that the times destroyed the man.

    Fragment from an Untelevised Revolution

  • As he was getting soberer, it became possible to get some particular things out of him.

    Reaching through the Iron Curtain

  • So I was cleaner and soberer and possibly getting even cleaner and soberer.

    Last Words

  • I mean, I think he's actually a soberer, more thoughtful fellow than he seems when he's, you know, talking, but to deny that he has a habit of lying is just bizarre.

    "He's a serial exaggerator. If I was being unkind I would say he's a liar, but it's a habit he ought to drop."

  • Tourists from the soberer parts of Europe traveled there to misbehave Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton began their illicit affair in Naples and to gawp at the Isle of Capri and the ruins of Pompeii.

    Dream State


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