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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 so·bri·ety /səˈbraɪəti, so-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·bri·e·ty n.
 1. Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety.
    Public sobriety is a relative duty.   --Blackstone.
 2. Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years.
 Mirth makes them not mad,
 Nor sobriety sad.   --Denham.
 Syn: -- Soberness; temperance; abstinence; abstemiousness; moderation; regularity; steadness; calmness; coolness; sober-mindeness; sedateness; staidness; gravity; seriousness; solemnity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being sober [syn: soberness] [ant: drunkenness]
      2: moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs
      3: a manner that is serious and solemn [syn: graveness, gravity,
          soberness, somberness]
      4: abstaining from excess [syn: temperance]