from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. A sobersided person.
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- n. A serious and sedate person
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sedate or serious person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a serious and sedate individual
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"sobersides," as Mary Bertram sometimes called their graver discussions.
I figure the cult developed because the king has to have all-stops-out orgies fairly often, if he's to stay the kind of sobersides we need for a leader. "
Change will not be cosmetic, not just swapping a dapper smile for an old sobersides.
So old sobersides George is scary -- which is a no no; and young bland Evan is a pretty boy -- which is a no no: what do you want, lady?
Alone, it might seem like pandering, and I'm sure some sobersides will think it is pandering.
As you might suspect, ol 'sobersides has deep thoughts on the subject.
And although she certainly didn't have a reputation for being an old sobersides-quite the opposite, in fact-she had enough common sense to realise that displays of pique such as she had demonstrated today would not do her reputation, personal or otherwise, any good at all.
First, though, I must be presented to Hardinge, who was with him at dinner, a plain-faced, tight-mouthed sobersides with the empty cuff of his missing left hand tucked into his coat.
Think of the fun, the pleasure you'd get out of outwitting all the sobersides.
Manila, while we sobersides and the family groups gathered under the awnings.