Sentence Examples

  • A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
  • Such an unwonted bustle was he in that the staid Starbuck, his official superior, quietly resigned to him for the time the sole management of affairs.
  • But owing to the superstition that the fewer the people who know of it the less a woman in travail suffers, everyone tried to pretend not to know; no one spoke of it, but apart from the ordinary staid and respectful good manners habitual in the prince's household, a common anxiety, a softening of the heart, and a consciousness that something great and mysterious was being accomplished at that moment made itself felt.
  • "Or perhaps they amuse your honor?" remarked Alpatych with a staid air, as he pointed at the old men with his free hand.
  • In the Rostovs' staid old-fashioned house the dissolution of former conditions of life was but little noticeable.

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