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Definitions of sobriety

  1. moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Constant temperance; calmness; seriousness; gravity of manner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Habitual temperance, especially in drinking spirituous liquors; freedom from intoxication; habitual freedom from passion; seriousness; gravity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The state or quality of being habitually free from the influence of strong drink; habitual freedom from heat and passion; gravity; calmness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sobriety

  1. All of that younger generation reflected the sobriety the love of hard fact, the sound but progressive conservatism, and the high administrative faculty of their great master. – British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government 1839-1854 by J. L. Morison
  2. With all this extravagance, however, there was combined an admirable affectation of sobriety – Sterne by H.D. Traill
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