Definition of soberness in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊbənəs


[mass noun]
1The state of not being under the influence of alcohol; sobriety: he leaves the festivities proclaiming his soberness
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  • His soberness from the shower had faded away and the numbing cloud of alcohol had returned.
  • Mary is a successful wedding planner who can arrange just about anything for a wedding - from giving a nervous bride a pep talk to snapping a drunk father of the bride-to-be back into soberness with one of the tools around her waist.
  • That just makes me look like an alcoholic, because I'm trying to prove my soberness.
2The quality of being staid or solemn: there isn’t a lot of energy here due to the soberness of the music
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  • I think there's a sense of seriousness and soberness right now in the country about the lack of health insurance.
  • The characteristic of Scots which made the biggest impression on John Macky, travelling in Scotland in 1723, was "their religious soberness and decorous observance of the Sabbath."
  • Now I ask you in all soberness, if all these things do not tend to rub out the sentiment of liberty in the country.

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