"I talked to me ould non-coms - they was sober - an' betune me an' thim we wore the draf' over into their tents at the proper time.
'Twas a chilly night, an' faith, ut sobered Peg Barney.
Then the bucket was hooked on; and the sobered man and another got in with lights, giving the word
The sobered man was brought up and leaped out briskly on the grass.
The crowd looked mighty sober
; nobody stirred, and there warn't no more laughing.
It was after the early supper-time at the Red House, and the entertainment was in that stage when bashfulness itself had passed into easy jollity, when gentlemen, conscious of unusual accomplishments, could at length be prevailed on to dance a hornpipe, and when the Squire preferred talking loudly, scattering snuff, and patting his visitors' backs, to sitting longer at the whist-table--a choice exasperating to uncle Kimble, who, being always volatile in sober business hours, became intense and bitter over cards and brandy, shuffled before his adversary's deal with a glare of suspicion, and turned up a mean trump-card with an air of inexpressible disgust, as if in a world where such things could happen one might as well enter on a course of reckless profligacy.
Kimble, coming from the card-room, in some bitterness at the interruption, but drilled by the long habit of his profession into obedience to unpleasant calls, even when he was hardly sober.
"You've no call to catch cold; and I'd ask you if you'd be so good as tell my husband to come, on your way back-- he's at the Rainbow, I doubt--if you found him anyway sober enough to be o' use.
In cases of great enterprise upon charge and adventure, a composition of glorious natures, doth put life into business; and those that are of solid and sober
natures, have more of the ballast, than of the sail.
It was also of some importance that I should speak to her while she was sober enough to understand what I meant in a general way.
I felt certain of her deciding to help us, if she was only sober enough to reflect on what I had said to her.
Baggs was not quite so sober in her habits, perhaps, as matrons in general are expected to be; but, for my particular purpose, this was only a slight blemish; it takes so little, after all, to represent the abstract principle of propriety in the short-sighted eye of the world.
I on the other hand follow the same process by going sober
, chucking my guts up.
Skateboarding brings together some of the heaviest partiers and sober
people on the same teams, vans, trips, etc., not pushing either of their programs or taking inventory, but they are there for each other in a heartbeat.