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sobering

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsoberingso‧ber‧ing /ˈsəʊbərɪŋ $ ˈsoʊ-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 SERIOUS/NOT JOKINGmaking you feel very serious 🔊 It was a sobering thought. 🔊 The news had a sobering effect.
Examples from the Corpus
soberingHowever, undoubtedly the night air would have had a sobering effect, especially as the walk was some 2¾ miles long.The news had a sobering effect on all of us.He does a similarly good job on energy, with some sobering figures on inefficiency and the build-up of toxic waste.Neither of them could be described as a sobering influence.Zamaron bought the paintings of both Modigliani and Utrillo and let them out after a sobering night in the cells.Once again he was in the sobering presence of violent death.At Cosford I received a sobering shock, being beaten by Lincoln Asquith in the 60 metres.It was a sobering thought, but one that was whipped out of her mind by Travis's return.a sobering thoughtsobering thoughtIt was a sobering thought, but one that was whipped out of her mind by Travis's return.No, it's not a sobering thought, it's a weird one.
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