Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
4. Moral Practice

958. Sobriety.

   NOUN:SOBRIETY; teetotalism, nephalism.
  WATER-DRINKER; hydropot [rare], prohibitionist; teetotaler or teetotaller, abstainer, nephalist, Good Templar, band of hope, W. C. T. U. (Women’s Christian Temperance Union).
   VERB:take the pledge.
   ADJECTIVE:SOBER, – as a judge; temperate, moderate.
  1. Honest water, which ne’er left man in the mire.—Timon of Athens
  2. A cup of cold Adam from the next purling spring.—Tom Brown
  3. A Rechabite poor Will must live, And drink of Adam’s ale.—Prior