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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.