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sobrietymore about sobriety


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sobriety  \So*bri"e*ty\,  n.  [L.  sobrietas:  cf  F.  sobri['e]t['e]. 
  See  {Sober}.] 
  1.  Habitual  soberness  or  temperance  as  to  the  use  of 
  spirituous  liquors;  as  a  man  of  sobriety. 
  Public  sobriety  is  a  relative  duty.  --Blackstone. 
  2.  Habitual  freedom  from  enthusiasm,  inordinate  passion,  or 
  overheated  imagination;  calmness;  coolness;  gravity; 
  seriousness;  as  the  sobriety  of  riper  years. 
  Mirth  makes  them  not  mad,  Nor  sobriety  sad. 
  Syn:  Soberness;  temperance;  abstinence;  abstemiousness; 
  moderation;  regularity;  steadness;  calmness;  coolness; 
  sober-mindeness;  sedateness;  staidness;  gravity; 
  seriousness;  solemnity. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  sober  [syn:  {soberness}]  [ant:  {drunkenness}] 
  2:  moderation  in  or  abstinence  from  alcohol  or  drugs 
  3:  a  manner  that  is  serious  and  solemn  [syn:  {graveness},  {gravity}, 
  {soberness},  {somberness}] 
  4:  abstaining  from  excess  [syn:  {temperance}] 

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