SOBRIETY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SOBRIETY
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 n.  moderation, especially regarding indulgence in alcohol; seriousness; gravity in manner or treatment
Classic Sentence:
1  Yet, for all his hardy sobriety and fortitude, there were certain qualities in him which at times affected, and in some cases seemed well nigh to overbalance all the rest.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
2  I tell you, he's a regular hearse for blackness and sobriety, and will drive you like a funeral, if you want.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
3  Jo had sudden fits of sobriety, and was seen to shake her fist at Mr. Brooke's umbrella, which had been left in the hall.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
4  Not only were there set forth in it the trade, the age, and the pedigree of every serf, but on the margin of the sheet were jotted remarks concerning each serf's conduct and sobriety.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
Example Sentence:
1  My mission is to mortify in these girls the lusts of the flesh; to teach them to clothe themselves with shame-facedness and sobriety, not with braided hair and costly apparel.
2  For my brother the celebration of his sobriety is as significant as his birthday.