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[soh-ber-mahyn-did] /ˈsoʊ bərˈmaɪn dɪd/
rational; sensible.
Origin of sober-minded
First recorded in 1525-35
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sober-mindedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It would probably be more correct to describe them as "sober-minded patriots."

    What Germany Thinks Thomas F. A. Smith
  • I might have guessed what would be the result of introducing you to sober-minded people.

    A Romantic Young Lady Robert Grant
  • When such contrasts as these are brought into juxtaposition, it is enough to make a sober-minded man cross himself in horror.

    Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
  • There is much to shock the sober-minded as there is in Paris, but the sober-minded should not go to Trouville.

    In Vanity Fair Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • Macready once said that "a theatre ought to be a place of recreation for the sober-minded and intelligent."

    The Drama Henry Irving
  • It was a serious, sober-minded England in which the youth Dryden found himself.

    Palamon and Arcite John Dryden
  • I am as serious beneath all outward levity as any sober-minded judge, and can act accordingly.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie

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