Part of speech: noun

the state of being sober

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Usage examples "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", Howard I. Pyle.
  2. 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", James Cowan.
  3. 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", John Ashton.