adjective, so·ber·er, so·ber·est.
verb (used with or without object)
SYNONYMS FOR sober
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Origin of sober
synonym study for sober
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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Example sentences from the Web for sober
Still, any company that spends even thousands of dollars on TV ads, much less millions or billions, would have to be sobered by Anna Tuchman’s findings.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital) (Ep. 441)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 26, 2020|Freakonomics
From late 2011 through 2012 and into 2013 in meeting rooms in various cities, sober administrators who manage a non-sober sport came to gradual and then vast layers of agreement.
The survey asked individuals about their most memorable rendezvous with a supreme figure, either when sober or when they had taken a psychedelic.
Despite everything they went through in the past, they decided to get sober, and a lot of them are four and five months sober.The pandemic is taking a toll on parents, and it’s showing in alcohol consumption rates|Sarah Hosseini|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
People who wish to use mind-altering substances should make sure to take them in a safe, controlled setting with a sober buddy to keep an eye on them.Oregon just voted to legalize magic mushrooms. Here’s what that actually means.|Rachel Feltman|November 5, 2020|Popular Science
A sobering article on gang rape inside a UVA fraternity has Wahoo alumni like myself up in arms.
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
"Poor old Dan Higgins," said Andy, with a sobering of his good-natured face.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
Their arrival had an oddly sobering effect upon young Westmacott, for which Mr. Vallancey was thankful.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
He ate them all himself slowly, and was so very quiet and well-behaved all the time that Tommy hoped he was sobering down.The Talking Horse|F. Anstey
"I have my sweater," replied the girl, her gay face sobering.The Opened Shutters|Clara Louise Burnham
It was merely a case of "sobering up" explained the peace-maker, as he rejoined the street crowd.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck