soberly


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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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Adv.1.soberly - in a grave and sober manner; "he walked soberly toward the altar"
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Translations
بِتَعَقُّل
střízlivě
tankevækkende
hóflega; á yfirvegaîan hátt
triezvo
aklı başında/ayık olarak

soberly

[ˈsəʊbəlɪ] ADV
1. (= not drunkenly) → sobriamente
2. (= seriously) [say, look] → con seriedad, sobriamente
3. (= plainly) [decorated, dressed] → sobriamente, discretamente
he was soberly dressed in a dark suitvestía un traje oscuro y sobrio or discreto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

soberly

[ˈsəʊbərli] adv
[seriously] [say] → d'un ton sérieux
(= formally) [dressed] → sobrement, discrètement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

soberly

advnüchtern; behavevernünftig; dress, furnishschlicht, dezent
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soberly

[ˈsəʊbəlɪ] advin modo sobrio, sobriamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sober

(ˈsəubə) adjective
1. not drunk. He was still sober when he left.
2. serious in mind. a sober mood.
3. (of colour) not bright. She wore a sober (grey) dress.
4. moderate; not overdone or too emotional. His account of the accident was factual and sober.
ˈsobering adjective
a sobering experience/thought.
ˈsoberly adverb
ˈsoberness noun
the quality which a thing, person etc has when sober. soberness of mind.
sober up
to make or become (more) sober.
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References in classic literature ?
So he stood, after regaining balance, and soberly regarded, in a vain effort to understand, the mate with a bottle- bottom inverted skyward, the mouth to his lips, the while his throat made gulping contractions and noises.
But I think my arrival at Tahiti would have driven out of my head matters of much more immediate importance to me, and even after a week I found it not easy to order myself soberly. I remember that on my first morning I awoke early, and when I came on to the terrace of the hotel no one was stirring.
"And a periwig," added little Alice, soberly, not knowing what was the article of dress which she recommended to our friend Charley.
Seek not proud riches, but such as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.
"But really, auntie," she added soberly, "I feel as if I ought not to have so many nice things.
But at length all the past night's events soberly recurred, one by one, in fixed reality, and then I lay only alive to the comical predicament.
I conclude these remarks by copying the following portrait of the religion of the south, (which is, by communion and fellowship, the religion of the north,) which I soberly affirm is "true to the life," and without caricature or the slightest exaggeration.
"I wish, mine host," quoth he gravely to Robin, who had soberly drunk but one cup of ale, "that you would now call a reckoning.
"It is very strange," said he, soberly. "The piglets have become invisible, in some curious way."
"`No, I couldn't,' he said soberly. `I tried to be something else for a long time -- I didn't want to be a minister.
"I'm not selfish." Brissenden grinned soberly in the way he had when pleased by the thing his thin lips were about to shape.
Luncheon being over they started again upon their journey, the shaggy man, Dorothy and Button-Bright walking soberly along, side by side, and the Rainbow's Daughter dancing merrily before them.