adv. In a sobering way.
Usage examples of "soberingly".
Taking the heart of her victim, one of the few absolutes of a werewolf’s existence, was a soberingly intimate act: the victim was the werewolf and the werewolf was the victim.
The Angel and the Sword doesn't ring with quite the power of, say, Jerusalem (1996), Holland's novel of the 12th-century Latin Kingdoms of the East, wherein she conveyed both the deep alienness and common humanity of people in such a far past, but it does offer both a soberingly honest picture of life in 9th-century Europe and some wonderful glimpses of medieval ways of thought.