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sober up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sober up become sober after excessive alcohol consumption "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
    • v sober up become more realistic "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"
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    “I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.”


In literature:

The Old Man should sober up, and attend to business.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
He held up his large thumb and looked at it soberly.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
Get him out and pile him up somewhere till he's sober.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
He waited, sipping his brew, while the Sober-Up worked its miracle.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
A walk'll sober him up, I guess.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Just you come with me, and I'll give you a chance to sober up.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
Archie has since grown up and become sober, calculating, accurate, relentless, cunning, and deadly mathematical.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
She had a manner too, when she was sober, and had been cleaned up.
"Aliens" by William McFee
They'd better sober up soon, or we'll have to try 'Yankee music' t' get things shipshape!
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
The girl took up her mother's deserted task, and went on with it soberly.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
As she soberly thought, she was getting along in years, and must put up with Jefferson all the rest of the time.
"Strangers and Wayfarers" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Then I have to sober up and begin all over again.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
Seizing the pair, rapidly sobering and now fearful for their fate, the Crees kicked them up the cliff trail.
"The Whelps of the Wolf" by George Marsh
Now, sober up, or down, and tell what all this rumpus means and who these folks are.
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
Then all around the saloon men began to get sober and to hold up their hands and to count their fingers.
"First Fam'lies of the Sierras" by Joaquin Miller
Bobby lounged against the girl's knee and stared up into her face out of sober, dark-grey eyes.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
The sober March twilight lay low on the snowy earth when the sleigh whirled up to the door.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
Get so drunk Sunday that it takes them nearly all week to sober up.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
He almost laughed, but then he sobered, recalling he had only a scant few minutes to wrap things up.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
When she looked up again, she saw him standing beside her, unassuming and correct in his bearing, his expression sober and grave.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann

In poetry:

'Dustman, dustman!'
Far up the street he is descried,
And soberly the twilight games
Are laid aside.
"The Dustman" by Bliss William Carman
In vain you count his virtues up,
His soberness commend;
I like a steady servant,
But not a steady friend.
"From Martial" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds
Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words
"A Late Walk" by Robert Frost
A rattling rush across the ridge,
A thunder-peal beneath the bridge;
And valley and hill and sober plain
Re-echoed our triumphant strain,
Up the line.
"Up The Line" by William McKendree Carleton
Here wad I stap, nor langer keek
Into thae soberings ilka week, And hide what I'm no able; But yon d----'d fingers -- up and down,
Proclaim whan some are in the moon,
Some lie aneth the table.
"To The Members Of The Sober Society; Sent To The Same With An Engraving" by Hector MacNeill
Ours is a still town, a sad town, a sober town,
Still lie the dun roads all empty in the sun,
Sad comes the day up and sad falls the night down,
And sadly go we sleepwise when the day's watch is done!
"The Dancers (For Edwin Arlington Robinson)" by Margaret Widdemer

In news:

Now, he's sobering up behind bars.
We Be Sober You can schedule a pick-up ($40 or $20 under 2 miles) 559-367-2579.
The Sept 30 article "A party town tries to sober up".
If you had any thought that the first presidential campaign after 9/11 would be especially sober and responsible, give it up.
Time for the GOP to sober up from its right-wing overdose.
Where Wall Streeters Sober Up .
Brandy, who has had 5 shots of vodka backstage, wants to know how long it takes to sober up before it is okay to drive.
Best to sober up before calling the cops.
A New Family Court Program is Helping Parents Sober Up .
A party town tries to sober up .
A moment in this week's debate suggests the GOP needs to sober up.
Local law enforcement officials say this Labor Day drivers should buckle up and drive sober or face the consequences.
Sobering up with a healthy obsession.
She was 16 and went to a party where she passed out and when she sobered up she realized she had been sexually attacked by 2 boys.
Anyone who thought state budget deficits were confined to one or two regions of the United States had a sobering wake-up call in the form of a report issued this month by the Center on Budget and Policy.

In science:

In a pictorial language, F (n, v ) is the probability that a sober man walking at constant speed v, and a drunken sailor stepping forward and backward erratically, both leaving a pub at some initial time, do not meet up to time n.
Statistics of persistent events in the binomial random walk: Will the drunken sailor hit the sober man?
We recall that for abstract reasons, there is up to equivalence at most one sober topological space with the last property in the theorem.
Perfectoid spaces