adjective, so·ber·er, so·ber·est.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of sober
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historical usage of sober
Ēbrius ultimately derives from the Proto-Indo-European root egwh- “to drink” (the consonant gwh regularly becomes b in Latin and ph in Greek). The Latin suffix -ri- added to egwh- yields the stem for the adjective ēbrius. In Greek, the root egwh- is prefixed by the negative particle ne-, becoming first nēgwh and then nēph-, the stem of the Greek verb nḗphein “to be sober.”
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Today, however, the 36-year-old musician is sober—and even showers once in a while.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She's well spoken, educated, and sober—a far cry from the one-time face of the adult world, Jenna Jameson.Porn Keeps Up with the Kardashians: Belle Knox on the Mainstreaming of Adult Stars|Aurora Snow|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You want to believe that there is something between good and evil, right and wrong, joy and pain, drunk and sober.
Sober and muted colors including shades of gray, one described in a local paper as ‘Battleship,’ were prevalent.
As a lawyer, Martin was a valued asset in the convention—when sober.Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness|Kevin Bleyer|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the weather is dull, the Normans have a sober English sky, abounding in Indian ink and neutral tint.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
What might have destroyed it was the strange, unharmonizing fact that he was sober.The Return of the Prodigal|May Sinclair
Once she had forced her mind to sober thought, she realized that she had no reason to hope for anything better.The Cruise of the O Moo|Roy J. Snell
Kiss the barmaid, about the quickest and wickedest she ever heerd tell of, and then off to bed as sober as a judge.The Attache|Thomas Chandler Haliburton
It was not often that any of the boys had seen him so sober and sour.The Boy Scouts Through the Big Timber|Herbert Carter