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noun as in abstinence

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She had been taught to value her mind over her body, which led her to view her sobriety as a mental power she exerted over herself.

In a pandemic, when so many people are suffering with depression and anxiety, scheduling a few visits with a therapist as you work toward sobriety may be surprisingly useful.

The officer conducted a field sobriety test on Reid and noted “four clues of impairment.”

There’s that group for whom the meeting was not only a way for them to work toward their sobriety .

You can be someone working really hard on sobriety or you can be someone with 30-plus years of sobriety.

When he slurred and smelled of alcohol, they ordered him out of the car for sobriety tests.

A police officer suspected that she was under the influence of a drug after she failed a series of field sobriety tests.

Sobriety brought a new, kinder, and gentler Womack, who often expressed remorse and regret over his past offenses.

Twitter, like the national debt or Lindsay Lohans's sobriety, is in a constant state of flux.

In a speech to the crowd, the smiling 19-year-old called her journey to sobriety “a miracle.”

Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.

It was one of his good days and, in spite of his sobriety, he had himself in very good control when he left his aunt.

If the reasons in favour of sobriety seem to him to outweigh the reasons in favour of drink, he will keep sober.

Bill Talpers's return to sobriety was considerably hastened by alarm after the trader's words with Lowell.

Robert Nelson's sobriety of judgment and sound practical sense made him a far more effective champion.


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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sobriety, such as: abstemiousness, continence, moderation, self-restraint, soberness, and teetotalism.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.