Such inelastic lessons, given time to soak in, were sobering.
He was even able to indulge himself in a quiet, sobering grin at his own folly.
This sobering blow which had fallen on it had probably not come before it was needed.
Helen, too, noted the effect in his sobering eyes, and was resentfully glad.
Gregory nodded bleakly, sobering at once, and swallowed the pellet.