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so·ber

 (sō′bər)
adj. so·ber·er, so·ber·est
1. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
2. Abstaining from or habitually abstemious in the use of alcoholic drink or other intoxicants: a former addict who has been sober for 10 years.
3. Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly: gave a sober assessment of the situation.
4. Serious or staid in character or conduct: Sober people refrained from making a judgment until all the facts came out. See Synonyms at serious.
5. Plain or subdued, as in decoration: sober attire.
tr. & intr.v. so·bered, so·ber·ing, so·bers
To make or become sober: "He could not be dissuaded and set off again on his foolish way while we headed north, saddened and sobered by his recklessness, and by the waste of his hours" (Rick Bass).
Phrasal Verb:
sober up
1. To make or become free from intoxication: sobered herself up after the party; tried to sober up with coffee.
2. To make or become free from habitual intoxication: He has been trying to sober up for years.

[Middle English sobre, temperate, not inebriated, from Old French, from Latin sōbrius; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

so′ber·ly adv.
so′ber·ness n.
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Sobers

(ˈsəʊbəz)
n
(Biography) Sir Garfield St Auburn, known as Garry. born 1936, West Indian (Barbadian) cricketer: an all-rounder, he played in 93 test matches (1954–74), 39 as captain, scoring 8,032 runs and taking 235 wickets; first man (1968) to score six sixes in a single over in first-class cricket
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1968: Gary Sobers (now Sir Garfield) of Nottinghamshire became the first cricketer to score six sixes off an over, at Swansea against Glamorgan.
The team was captained by the great Gary Sobers aided by veteran vice-captain Lance Gibbs, Roy Fredericks and Clive Lloyd.
Younis Ahmed also describes playing the Country Championship and the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, replacing Gary Sobers at South Australia at the invitation of Sir Don Bradman, pioneering professionalism and sponsorship in cricket, taking the sport in the Middle East and playing alongside legends including Javed Miandad, Imran Khan and Wasim Akram.
Morgan added: "This year at Kent, he has almost had a bit of a Gary Sobers year - he has done absohas everything and been a big threat with the ball along with Matt Henry, so it feels very comfortable to give him the new ball."
Sir Gary Sobers was sad to hear the sad news about Ajit Wadekar's death.
Dubai: Deepak Nicholas did a Yuvraj Singh (or a Sir Gary Sobers, if you like) at the Sevens ground last week.
More recently, in 2000, one used by West Indies legend Sir Gary Sobers sold for a record [euro]61,000 in Australia.
He has now been number one for 114 Tests, which is the fifth-most in a list led by Gary Sobers (189 Tests) and with Viv Richards (179), Lara (140) and Tendulkar (139) the others ahead of him.
He scored 54,896 runs (126 centuries), took 2,879 wickets and held 871 catches Sir Garfield Sobers 1968 Gary Sobers (now Sir Garfield) of Nottinghamshire became the first cricketer to score six sixes off an over, at Swansea against Glamorgan.
These include the likes of Gary Sobers hitting six sixes, Liverpool coming back from 3-0 down to win the Champions League and the "Cruyff turn".
Fortunately, most of us have enough inherent discipline to ensure we don't watch those special moments over and over, ostensibly because we want to experience that thrilling mix of awe, excitement, wonder and admiration for what we recall seeing 'live', such as Gary Sobers' hitting six sixes, Liverpool coming back from 3-0 down to win the Champions League, or the outrageous 'Cruyff turn'.
Shafiq, who is just a century away from breaking West Indian great Gary Sobers' record for the most centuries at number six, stood firm at 61.