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According to experts, coffee does not help to sober up a drunk person, and in fact, may increase the effects of the alcoholHe may look sober, but he is actually so drunk he can hardly walk straight.

According to experts, coffee does not help to sober up a drunk person, and in fact, may increase the effects of the alcohol.

You'd better wait until you're completely sober before trying to drive home.

She was pretty drunk when I saw her at the party, but by morning she was sober enough to go home.

He always dresses in very plain, sober business suits.

They were soberly dressed in black and gray.

The downturn in the economy has had somewhat of a sobering effect on investors.

The police asked the driver to take a sobriety test in order to determine if he was too drunk to drive.

It was a sobering thought to realize that if I hadn't worn a seatbelt, I could have been seriously injured in the accident.

The young man soberly reflected on his future after being turned down for grad school.

Janet is quite excitable, but her sister is much more sober and thoughtful.

A Chinese proverb advises, If you want to quit drinking, just look at a drunkard when you're sober.

An African proverb notes that he who is drunk from wine can sober up; he who is drunk from wealth cannot.

A Latin proverb notes that what soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals.

Replying to a woman who accused him of being drunk, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill remarked, Yes Madame, I am drunk, but you are ugly, and tomorrow I'll be sober.

British actor Oliver Reed once confessed, I do not live in the world of sobriety.

Samuel Butler once remarked, A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes, and send their children to school with it.

Ernest Hemingway once advised, Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Actor Richard Burton once remarked, When I played drunks, I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.

Tom Robbins once suggested that humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

Brenda stayed sober at the party so that she could drive her friends home.

The ancient Greeks believed that parsley had special powers to keep people sober.

The church music of Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina captures the essence of the sober, conservative aspect of his era.

We are now faced with the sobering reality that less than a quarter of our planet's original forest remains.

Discussion question: What is the fastest way of making a drunk person sober?

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