They were of sobering
tendency; they allayed agitation; they composed, and consequently must make her happier.
Such inelastic lessons, given time to soak in, were sobering
The shock with an unsympathetic world had a sobering
effect on her.
But Celia was administering what she thought a sobering
dose of fact.
He accepted his solitary doom with a resignation which extended its sobering
influence to his customary flow of spirits.
Then she lowered her eyelids again, shutting all mysteriousness out of the situation except for the sobering
memory of that glance, nightlike in the sunshine, expressively still in the brutal unrest of the street.