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Sobriety

Sobriety (seriousness) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun sobriety

What does sobriety mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sobrieties

  1. the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of sobriety: soberness
    • more generic term: temporary state = a state that continues for a limited time
  2. moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
  3. a manner that is serious and solemn
  4. abstaining from excess
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of sobriety: temperance
    • more generic word: abstinence = act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

Alternative definition of the noun sobriety

noun

  1. The quality or state of being sober.
  2. The quality or state of not being intoxicated.

Definition of the noun sobriety for high school students

    sedate, calm
    • example: Jason believed that maintaining his sobriety in times of crisis was the key to success in life.

The noun sobriety is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Music

"Sobriety" is a musical album of Jolly Jackers.

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Writings

"Sobriety" is a book by Edgar Cole.

Miscellanea

Sobriety is the condition of not having any measurable levels, or effects from mood-altering drugs. According to WHO "Lexicon of alcohol and drug terms...", sobriety is continued abstinence from psychoactive drug use. Sobriety is also considered to be the natural state of a human being given at a birth. In a treatment setting, sobriety is the achieved goal of independence from consuming or craving mind-altering substances. As such, sustained abstinence is a prerequisite for sobriety. Early in abstinence, residual effects of mind-altering substances can preclude sobriety. These effects are labeled "PAWS", or "post acute withdrawal syndrome". Someone who abstains, but has a latent desire to resume use, is not considered truly sober. An abstainer may be subconsciously motivated to resume drug use, but for a variety of reasons, abstains. Sobriety has more specific meanings within specific contexts, such as the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous, other 12 step programs, law enforcement, and some schools of psychology. In some cases, sobriety implies achieving "life balance.

Printed books with definitions for Sobriety

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Google previewLectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)

Lectures on logic. 1 by William Hamilton

Sobriety is a virtue; But all virtue is praiseworthy ,Therefore, sobriety is praisewmthy. This, it will be allowed, ...

Google previewCatholic World (1885)

Sobriety is the subject of the 149th question of the secunda secunda. St. Thomas ... The word sobriety means, then, according to St. Thomas, drinking wine or intoxicating liquors...

Google previewThe Irish ecclesiastical record (1885)

by Irish ecclesiastical record

Sobriety is the subject of the 149th question of the secunda secundm.

Google previewPassages Through Recovery (2009)

An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse by Terence T Gorski

Sobriety means living a meaningful and comfortable life without the need for alcohol or other drugs. In recovery, we move from a destructive dependence on alcohol or other drugs toward full physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health.

Google previewBody Mind and Spirit (2010)

Daily Meditations by Anonymous

January 21 Sobriety is a big gift box with a hundred little packages inside to unwrap. Oscar Morris Sobriety is its own reward and then some. Sobriety is a condition of openness and receptivity to the treasure of life. It is the ability to view the ...

Google previewRecovery from Addiction (2001)

A Practical Guide to Treatment, Self-Help, and Quitting on Your Own by William Cloud, Robert Granfield

Although sobriety is an individual responsibility, life does not have to be faced alone. The support of other alcoholics and addicts...

Sobriety is the number one priority in an alcoholic's or addict's life. As such, they must abstain from all drugs or ...

Google previewThe Five Thousand Year Leap

by W. Cleon Skousen

Public sobriety is a relative duty [relative to other people], and therefore enjoined by our laws; private sobriety is an absolute duty, which, whether it be performed or not, human tribunals can never know; and therefore they can never enforce it ...

Google previewGetting Your Life On Target (2013)

Seeing Life From God's Perspective: The Lens We Need To Live Free by Steven J. Austin

Sobriety is a term synonymous with addictionrelated issues, but it is a term that 180 uses to describe the condition of anyone, at any time, who continues to fight an ongoing cycle. Sobriety is the result of having a deep desire to do something, ...

Google previewThe Substance Abuse Handbook (2007)

by Pedro Ruiz, Eric C. Strain, John Langrod

Sobriety is the focus, and remains so, unvaryingly. Not drinking is the coin of the realm. Relapses or "slips" do not represent a failure on the part of the alcoholic or of AA. Rather, slips are further demonstration of the power of alcohol and, ...

Google previewCommentaries on the Laws of England (1774)

Book I: Of the Rights of Persons by Sir William Blackstone

Public sobriety is a relative duty, and therefore enjoined by our laws; private sobriety is an absolute duty, which, whether it be performed or not, human tribunals ...

Google previewLawyers Reports Annotated (1910)

Public sobriety is a relative duty, and therefore enjoined by our laws; private sobriety is an absolute duty, which, whether it be performed or not, human tribunals can never know; and therefore they can never enforce it by any civil sanction.

Google previewAnnotated Cases (1911)

American and English

Public sobriety is a relative duty, and therefore enjoined by our laws; private sobriety is an absolute duty, which, whether it be performed or not, human tribunals can never know; and, therefore, they can never enforce it by any civil sanction.

Google previewThe American and English Annotated Cases (1911)

Containing the Important Cases Selected from the Current American, Canadian, and English Reports

Public sobriety is a relative duty, and therefore enjoined by our laws; private sobriety is an absolute duty, which, whether it be performed or not, human tribunals can never know; and, therefore, they can never enforce it by any civil sanction.

Google previewAnnotated Cases, American and English (1911)

Containing the Important Cases Selected from the Current American, Canadian, and English Reports, Thoroughly Annotated by Henry Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shepard Garland

Public sobriety is a relative duty, and therefore enjoined by our laws; private sobriety is an absolute duty, which, whether it be performed or not, human tribunals can never know; and, therefore, the can never enforce it by any civil sanction.

Google previewThe Jurist (1838)

Public sobriety is a relative duty, and therefore enjoined by our laws; private sobriety is an absolute duty, which, whether it be performed or not, human tribunals can never know; and therefore they can never enforce it by any civil sanction.

Google previewVirtues, including excellences (second, third, fourth, & fifth parts) The Mosaic economy (1889)

by Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones, Charles Neil, Joseph Samuel Exell

Temperance is an action ; it is the tempering of our words and actions to the circumstances : sobriety is a state in which one is exempt from every stimulus to deviate from the right course : as a man who is intoxicated with wine runs into ...

Google previewA Homiletic and Illustrative Treasury of Religious Thought (1889)

Or Twenty Thousand Choice Extracts, Selected from the Works of All the Great Writers, Ancient and Modern with Copious Indices

Temperance is an action ; it is the tempering of our words and actions to the circumstances : sobriety is a state in which one is exempt from every stimulus to deviate from the right course : as a man who is intoxicated with wine runs into ...

Google previewThe Pathway to Greatness (2015)

How to Become Great by Godsword Godswill Onu

Sobriety refers to behaviour that shows a seriousattitude to life. Thesethree words require seriousness; that is,to be watchful, vigilant,and sober, you've gottobe sensibleand quiet. We live in evil days; therefore, you must be watchful, vigilant, ...

Google previewAddiction (2009)

A Disorder of Choice by Gene M. Heyman

According to most clinicians and researchers, an addict is someone for whom sobriety is a tenuous and temporary state; addicts almost always resume drug use, even if free of drugs for years. For instance, Charles P. O'Brien and A. Thomas ...

Google previewPursue, Overtake, and Recover (2015)

Confronting the Enemy to Dispossess Him of His Loot by Godsword Godswill Onu

Sobriety refers to behaviour that shows a seriousattitude to life. Thesethree words require seriousness; that is,to be watchful, vigilant,and sober, you've gottobe sensibleand quiet. We live in evil days; therefore, you must be watchful, vigilant, ...

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Quotes about Sobriety

Sobriety is easily achieved. It is difficult to maintain, however. I have an uphill battle on my hands, and I am really getting tired of that climb, man. (Daniel Baldwin)
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Scrabble value of S1O1B3R1I1E1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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