What does the word sobriety mean?

Usage examples for sobriety

  1. His face was thin and severe, wearing continually an unsmiling, mask- like expression of continent and unruffled sobriety. – Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard I. Pyle
  2. The Inspector proved that there was not one word of truth in Evans's defence as far as regarded the sobriety of Mackenzie. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton
  3. Every argument was used to show the danger of the drink habit and to teach the beauty and value of sobriety, appeal being made both to the reason and the conscience. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
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