He has sobered up and moved upstate, but his work is still as edgy and provocative as ever.
Hirst may be laughing all the way to the bank, but his art leaves the rest of us sobered.
When he saw her on the floor, Tom's bedazed mind came to itself; he knew what he had done, and was sobered.
Be not saddened therefore at the loss, but sobered by the warning.
The most "senseless" and volatile amongst the Galatians will surely be sobered by the terms of this warning.
There was that in the tone of the last sentence which sobered her instantly.
Jack, sobered by the talk, walked home in a very irritated mood, blaming everybody except himself.
Indeed his dupes were maddened by that which should have sobered them.
For the second I felt as if I had been drunk with some trivial orgie, and that I had been sobered by the shock of that shadow.
Even Seymour was sobered by the greatness and nearness of the danger.
mid-14c., "moderate in desires or actions, temperate, restrained," especially "abstaining from strong drink," also "calm, quiet, not overcome by emotion," from Old French sobre "decent; sober" (12c.), from Latin sobrius "not drunk, temperate, moderate, sensible," from a variant of se- "without" (see se-) + ebrius "drunk," of unknown origin. Meaning "not drunk at the moment" is from late 14c.; also "appropriately solemn, serious, not giddy." Related: Soberly; soberness. Sobersides "sedate, serious-minded person" is recorded from 1705.
late 14c., "reduce to a quiet condition" (transitive), from sober (adj.). Meaning "render grave or serious" is from 1726. Intransitive sense of "become sober" (since late 19c. often with up) is from 1820. Related: Sobered; sobering.