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sober

(of colours) plain and dull or subdued
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However, what is their true distinguishing feature is the soberness with which their political system functions and with which they confront their national problems, with pride but without arrogance, despite their prominent position in the world rankings.
We need tranquillity and soberness at the club management.
Humbleness, elegance, humility and soberness were the ingredients of her personality.
This agrees with the literature, given that it mentions that this is an important and useful factor in the long-term recovery success of AA members, by showing that step 11 of the program ("Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out") is related with the duration of the soberness of individuals with alcohol dependence who are in a recovery process.
For the ACMP group, blood sampling was carried out the next day after successful rescue and complete soberness. In detail, 5 ml of fasting non-anticoagulant blood was taken from the cubital vein of all patients at 6-8 am.
It has brought soberness and calmness to the highly-ecstatic and charged festivities of the PTI besides making its rivals to switch to a little low-profile mode.
In terms of its soberness, this version of the concept of Stimmung is singular.
In his essay on "The Voice of Poetry in the Conversation of Mankind," Oakeshott quotes William Cory, master at Eton, in his address to his students: "You go to a great school not so much for knowledge as for arts and habits; for the habit of attention, for the art of expression, for the art of assuming at a moment's notice a new intellectual position, for the art of entering quickly into another person's thoughts, for the habit of submitting to censure and refutation, for the art of indicating assent or dissent in graduated terms, for the habit of regarding minute points of accuracy, for the art of working out what is possible in a given time, for taste, discrimination, for mental courage and mental soberness. Above all you go to a great school for self-knowledge." (20)
Chieng' Jamondo" is a man we all loved his company and soberness. We regret to miss those qualities at a time we were most in need.
Soberness, "like the good leader she is," rallies her troops by placing the standard of the cross at their head "and with biting words restores her unsteady regiment, mingling appeals with her reproaches to awake their courage" (303).
I took a long pause to digest what I just saw, the soberness quickly evaporated and we erupted in spontaneous laughter: Hard, gut-wrenching laughter.
The mother of Edward Creal, the founder of Creal Springs, was named Temperance Soberness Wilburn.