adjective, so·ber·er, so·ber·est.
verb (used with or without object)
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For these people the disaster over the Mojave Desert is a sobering wake-up call.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole|Clive Irving|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What Webb offers is a sobering, moralistic way of looking at the world.Wait a Minute, Clinton Coronators—Here Comes Jim Webb|Eleanor Clift|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A sobering CollegeHumor video reflects on the social consequences of every single activity in your daily life.
It is sobering and extremely disappointing to find that heroes of past generations played it so close to the dark side.Thank You for Smoking: How Big Tobacco Created the ‘Type A’ Personality Myth|Kent Sepkowitz|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These numbers are stark and sobering—in many cases, one hopes literally so.
The very weight of the pigtail is a sobering influence; its solemn, pendulum movement is incompatible with revolt.Tom and Some Other Girls|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
“Advancing years; the sobering effects of experience,” Hadria explained.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
This man is no eavesdropper; your evil secrets have only a sobering and a saddening and a silencing effect upon him.Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
"I am awfully sorry," cried Myra penitently, sobering at the realization of just what would be the outcome of her joke.Tabitha's Vacation|Ruth Alberta Brown
None the less, the announcement had a sobering effect upon the elder boys.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell