How to use Sober in a sentence as a verb

The next day, sober, I wrote a couple of neat height-field/terrain programs in OpenGL.

The author's complains are a sober reminder that society is not yet ready, and has not yet evolved all the infrastructure it will need to cope with rising global Bitcoin adoption.

I mean, after all, you couldn't possibly verbalized that complaint to your boss while being sober, right?

In the case of this story, it's not what they drew while they were in a clinically insane state, but what doors that state opened for later sober pondering.

The drunk guy in a room full of sober people?

All you have to do is read _Applied Cryptography_ to see a sober, expansive concern about NSA surveillance.

As long as you’re sober, chances are you’ll never be charged with any crime, much less manslaughter.

Ah well, it's late, and as ever I'm post-sober.

How to use Sober in a sentence as an adjective

They don't have their own space to socialise, have people over, live their own lives, which makes for a pretty sober existence - literally and figuratively.

I have so much more respect for the HN community for keeping these issues on the front page and having such a sober view of their implications!It's exceptionally naive to think that these issues are not related to what HN is all about: technology startups; what if your going to build "the next google" - clearly then you will come face to face with some MIB demanding access to your users data.

"In the age of digital wonders, more than ever we are dependent upon the vigilance of citizens of conscience to protect us against Orwellian scenarios of those many wannabe Darth Vadors lurking in the murky depths of the governmental bureaucracy..."This is probably the most sober assessment of the current situation which is both optimistic and depressing simultaneously.

"\n...\n"I have very low confidence that these represent real effects rather than artifacts of the gymnastics I had to do to make the data correlatable at all, and I report them only to encourage other people to do more sober analyses.

In some of my not-entirely-sober states of mind I have sometimes thought of ways to eliminate prosecutorial overreach.

This makes it vitally important that at least one or two people in the party remain sober.

Having been to a few github meetups in SF, they're largely sober affairs - I haven't observed much alcoholism or drunkenness.

Sometimes its little things, like taking the last serving because you thought everyone had eaten, sometimes its big things like deciding that home is close enough that and you're sober enough to get there safely.

Sober definitions


cause to become sober; "A sobering thought"


become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"


become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"


not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)


dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

See also: grave sedate solemn


lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"

See also: drab somber sombre


completely lacking in playfulness

See also: unplayful serious