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Soberest


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sober \Sober\, a. [Compar. Soberer; superl. Soberest.] [OE.
     sobre, F. sobre, from L. sobrius, probably from a prefix so-
     expressing separation + ebrius drunken. Cf. Ebriety.]
     1. Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually
        temperate; as, a sober man.
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              That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and
              sober life, to the glory of Thy holy name. --Bk. of
                                                    Com. Prayer.
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     2. Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the
        sot may at times be sober.
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     3. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with
        passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason;
        self-controlled; self-possessed.
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              There was not a sober person to be had; all was
              tempestuous and blustering. --Druden.
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              No sober man would put himself into danger for the
              applause of escaping without breaking his neck.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     4. Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as,
        sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.
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     5. Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or
        color; solemn; grave; sedate.
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              What parts gay France from sober Spain? --Prior.
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              See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed
              baby.                                 --Pope.
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              Twilight gray
              Had in her sober livery all things clad. --Milton.
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     Syn: Grave; temperate; abstinent; abstemious; moderate;
          regular; steady; calm; quiet; cool; collected;
          dispassionate; unimpassioned; sedate; staid; serious;
          solemn; somber. See Grave.
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