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King James Bible Dictionary

 

Sober

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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sober

SO'BER, adjective [Latin sobrius.]

1. Temperate in the use of spiritous liquors; habitually temperate; as a sober man. Live a sober righteous and godly life.

2. Not intoxicated or overpowered by spiritous liquors; not drunken. The sot may at times be sober

3. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary or heated with passion; having the regular exercise of cool dispassionate reason. There was not a sober person to be had; all was tempestuous and blustering. Not sober man would put himself in danger, for the applause of escaping without breaking his neck.

4. Regular; calm; not under the influence of passion; as sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.

5. Serious; solemn; grave; as the sober livery of autumn. What parts gay France from sober Spain? See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby.

SO'BER, verb transitive TO make sober; to cure of intoxication. There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain and drinking largely sobers us again.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Sobered

SO'BERED, participle passive Make sober.


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Soberly

SO'BERLY, adverb

1. Without intemperance.

2. Without enthusiasm.

3. Without intemperate passion; coolly; calmly; moderately.

4. Gravely; seriously.


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Soberminded

SO'BERMINDED, adjective Having a disposition or tempter habitually sober, calm and temperate.


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Soberminedness

SO'BERMINEDNESS, n, Calmness; freedon from inordinate passions; habitual sobriety.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Soberness

SO'BERNESS, noun

1. Freedom from intoxication; temperance.

2. Gravity; seriousness.

3. Freedom from heat and passion; calmness; coolness. The soberness of Virgil might have shown him the difference.