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Synonyms for sober

exercising moderation and self-restraint in appetites and behavior

full of or marked by dignity and seriousness

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cause to become sober

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become more realistic

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become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

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not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

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lacking brightness or color

completely lacking in playfulness

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More soberingly, it also coincided with the announcement of 3,000 job losses in the UK, including 1,690 at Norwich Union and 1,000 jobs at Bombardier's aircraft parts factory in Belfast.
If that statistic was so soberingly disappointing, Rangers made an even more embarrassing exit, crashing out in the second qualifying round to Kaunas.
She is, at once, deeply funny and startlingly tragic, blindingly psychotic and soberingly sane.
More soberingly, these authors cite reports condemning the institutionalization in what the French chillingly call un mouroir that shrinks senior citizens to helplessly dependent infants.
Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, the most sophisticated tsunami research facility in the nation, was soberingly realistic.
However, despite its gloom, The Destruction of Young Lawyers is soberingly honest and forthright.
The plot sounds melodramatic, but Brooks makes it feel very real, and the ending is soberingly realistic, too.
But as the mob, whose ruthless collection methods are soberingly related, could barely count its profits and the porno industry boomed, a sadness came to underline the lives of those involved in "Deep Throat.
Soberingly, the willingness to twist the taxation clause and even the whole Constitution expressed by the Department of Education's lawyer comes not just from left-liberals but from a Republican administration.
He was wearing a neck brace so loosely fashioned that it looked less like a helpful medical device than a prop from a high-school play, and at 10 o'clock on this soberingly cold morning, he seemed drunk.
As a reality check, only about eight percent of the globe has access to Internet media--a soberingly small number.
That, though, will require O'Sullivan's side to tame the powerful Pumas, and the alarm bells are starting to ring on that front after Argentina completed a soberingly impressive double over the French on Friday night.