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placid
used in David Copperfield

11 uses
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Definition calm and not easily excited
  • On her face, I saw immediately the placid and sweet expression of the lady whose picture had looked at me downstairs.
    Chapters 13-15 (95% in)
  • Opposite to the tall old chimney-piece were two portraits: one of a gentleman with grey hair (though not by any means an old man) and black eyebrows, who was looking over some papers tied together with red tape; the other, of a lady, with a very placid and sweet expression of face, who was looking at me.
    Chapters 13-15 (87% in)
  • I see her, with her modest, orderly, placid manner, and I hear her beautiful calm voice, as I write these words.
    Chapters 16-18 (14% in)
  • Here she left off, to kiss her fan again, and shake it at the Doctor, who was looking at us in a state of placid satisfaction.
    Chapters 19-21 (18% in)
  • I felt then, more than ever, that she was my better Angel; and if I thought of her sweet face and placid smile, as though they had shone on me from some removed being, like an Angel, I hope I thought no harm.
    Chapters 25-27 (27% in)
  • I am sure there was an influence in the placid face of Agnes, and in the very touch of her hand upon his arm, that did wonders for him.
    Chapters 34-36 (61% in)
  • In her placid sisterly manner; with her beaming eyes; with her tender voice; and with that sweet composure, which had long ago made the house that held her quite a sacred place to me; she soon won me from this weakness, and led me on to tell all that had happened since our last meeting.
    Chapters 37-39 (71% in)
  • As this change stole on Annie, once like sunshine in the Doctor's house, the Doctor became older in appearance, and more grave; but the sweetness of his temper, the placid kindness of his manner, and his benevolent solicitude for her, if they were capable of any increase, were increased.
    Chapters 40-42 (93% in)
  • Her pride could still its very pulses, it appeared, and draw the placid veil before her face, through which she sat looking straight before her on the far distance.
    Chapters 46-48 (25% in)
  • He sat placidly perusing the newspaper, with his little head on one side, and a glass of warm sherry negus at his elbow.
    Chapters 58-60 (58% in)
  • He did not actually stagger under the negus; but I should think his placid little pulse must have made two or three more beats in a minute, than it had done since the great night of my aunt's disappointment, when she struck at him with her bonnet.
    Chapters 58-60 (72% in)

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