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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOBER UP

It was so cold that even Parks was beginning to sober up a little.

They administered other drugs in order to sober up the patient from alcohol.

It had begun to look as if they must camp on the prairie till the man could sober up.

And that taught me that I could drink all I wanted to, and sober up on morphine.

Get so drunk Sunday that it takes them nearly all week to sober up.

In fact, his sleep was so short that he never had time to sober up.

"We'll let that ride—to sober up on, if we go broke," he grunted.

And then go and sober up just when we've got a jail built to put you into!

But would it not be better to wait a few days—to give him a chance to sober up?

I asked him if he wouldn't breathe the other way awhile and let me sober up.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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