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Sample sentences for the GRE study word sobriety

sobriety can be used as a noun

1.I insist on perfect sobriety and silence. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2.and the sobriety of it, and the modesty of it, to be otherwise. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.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. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.A man of thirty does not run on in this way he will argue and not merely contradict, and adds new honour to philosophy by the sobriety of his conduct. - from The Republic by Plato
5.But it will be noticed that besides designing his canvases carefully, he usually balanced the vigour and vitality of his form with a great sobriety of colour. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
6.In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly arra. - from The King James Bible

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