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 Soapy Sam.Sober as a Judge—i.e. grave and sedate. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sober or Sobrius
 
is the Latin 8 privative, and ebrius, drunk, (S privative is for seorsum.)   1
 


 Soapy Sam.Sober as a Judge—i.e. grave and sedate. 

 
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