An example of sobriety is your state of mind at a funeral.
An example of sobriety is when you do not take drugs or consume alcohol.
- Temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquor.
- Seriousness; sedateness.
Origin of sobriety
- Middle English sobriete from Old French from Latin sōbrietās from sōbrius sober sober
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition