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A state in which you are not under the influence of any intoxicating substance.
When you aren't drunk, stoned, or tripping.
by Evil Bella March 05, 2005
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that state of not being at all intoxicated with alcohol.
One night in the House of Commons, Churchill, after imbibing a few drinks, stumbled into Bessie Braddock, a corpulent Labourite member from Liverpool. An angry Bessie straightened her clothes and addressed the British statesman.




"Winston," she roared. "You are drunk, and what’s more, you are disgustingly drunk."

Churchill, surveying Bessie, replied, "And might I say, Mrs. Braddock, you are ugly, and what’s more, disgustingly ugly.


But tomorrow," Churchill added, "I shall be sober."
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person:How are you Jim?
Jim:Sober.
person:Damn. Beer?
Jim:I got the short straw, I'm designated
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Sober, in a literal sense, is to be void of the influence of any intoxicating agents like alcohol, for example.

However, it is often used (satirically) to replace the word drunk in places and situation where it would be wise to avoid explicitly stating one's intention to become intoxicated.
Hey man, are you and the boys still going out to get sober as all hell tonight?
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1. A term most frequently used to describe someone's natural state without the consumption or influence of alcohol. (It can also more broadly be used to describe someone who is not under the influence of drugs, although this is a less-common use of the word.)

2. A metaphorical descriptive term than can be used to describe someone attaining a serious or sensible mental state, often after having a more carefree or unstable attitude. (Almost as if becoming sober after being drunk.) Generally described as being "sobering."

3. A slang term sometimes used to describe someone who is exceedingly boring or nit-picky. Or someone goes out of their way to display a lack of joy or an absence of fun.
1. Noel remained sober at the nightclub while her friends drank and partied, as she was the designated driver for the night.

2. His mother getting into a serious car-accident was a sobering experience for Ben, as he himself had been an unsafe driver up until that point, and he realized he needed to be more careful on the road.

3. Chris's overly sober attitude was becoming an issue at his workplace, especially after he tried to convince his supervisor to cancel a planned retirement party for a long-time co-worker because he thought it was a "waste of two hours we could otherwise be working."
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