Soberly So"ber*ly, a. Grave; serious; solemn; sad. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

[He] looked hollow and thereto soberly. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Soberly — So ber*ly, adv. In a sober manner; temperately; cooly; calmly; gravely; seriously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soberly — adv. Soberly is used with these verbs: ↑dress …   Collocations dictionary

  • soberly — sober ► ADJECTIVE (soberer, soberest) 1) not affected by alcohol; not drunk. 2) serious; thoughtful. 3) (of a colour) not bright or conspicuous. ► VERB 1) (usu. sober up) make or become sober after drinking alcohol …   English terms dictionary

  • soberly — adverb in a grave and sober manner (Freq. 3) he walked soberly toward the altar • Syn: ↑gravely, ↑staidly • Derived from adjective: ↑staid (for: ↑staidly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soberly — adverb see sober I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soberly — See sober. * * * …   Universalium

  • soberly — adverb in a sober manner …   Wiktionary

  • soberly — Synonyms and related words: calmly, composedly, conservatively, coolly, decorously, demurely, dispassionately, earnestly, equably, evenly, formally, grandly, gravely, grimly, imposingly, in balance, in moderation, in reason, judiciously, loftily …   Moby Thesaurus

  • soberly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. moderately, temperately, solemnly, gravely, sedately, in a subdued manner, unpretentiously, quietly, abstemiously, regularly, steadily, calmly, coolly, collectedly, unimpassionedly, somberly, staidly, seriously, earnestly …   English dictionary for students

  • soberly — adv. rationally; in a serious manner; without the influence of alcohol …   English contemporary dictionary

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