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soberer

  1. comparative form of sober: more sober

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soberer (plural soberers)

  1. Something that makes a person sober.
    • 1831, James Athearn Jones, Haverhill; or, Memoirs of an Officer in the Army of Wolfe, London: T.&W. Boone, Volume 3, Chapter 7, p. 165,[1]
      I was once very mischievous—I am not so now, age is a sad soberer of frolic fancies []
    • 1901, R. B. Cunninghame Graham, A Vanished Arcadia: Being Some Account of the Jesuits in Paraguay, 1607 to 1767, London: Heinemann, Chapter 10, p. 278,[2]
      [] business, as we know, is the great soberer of theorists, no matter on what side they theorize.
    • 1914, Robert W. Service, The Pretender: A Story of the Latin Quarter, New York: A.L. Burt, Book 2, Chapter 1, p. 103,[3]
      [] love is an intoxicant, marriage the most effective of soberers.
    • 1923, Herbert Vivian, Myself Not Least, Being the Personal Reminiscences of X, New York: H. Holt, Chapter 8, p. 136,[4]
      One evening I stayed with him very late to celebrate the birthday of his favorite actress, and for once he was slightly the worse for liquor. [] We drove off together, arranging that I should drop him at his flat and drive on to my house. When we reached Haymarket I suggested that we should stop at one of the all-night chemists and buy him one of the mixtures known as “soberers.”

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