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sedate
used in David Copperfield

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
he is sedate
Definition calm and dignified
  • 'And why as a matter of course, Mr. Maldon?' asked Mr. Wickfield, sedately eating his dinner.
    Chapters 16-18 (12% in)

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  • Or, if she were in a very sedate and serious state of mind, she would sit down with the tablets, and a little basket of bills and other documents, which looked more like curl-papers than anything else, and endeavour to get some result out of them.
    Chapters 43-45 (51% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But appearing to remark that Mr. Wickfield went on with his dinner in the same sedate, immovable manner, and that there was no hope of making him relax a muscle of his face, he added: 'However, I have said what I came to say, and, with another apology for this intrusion, I may take myself off.
    Chapters 16-18 (13% in)
  • I went up to my bedroom to change my wet clothes; and the vast extent of that old wainscoted apartment (which was over the archway leading to the Inn, I remember), and the sedate immensity of the four-post bedstead, and the indomitable gravity of the chests of drawers, all seemed to unite in sternly frowning on the fortunes of Traddles, or on any such daring youth.
    Chapters 58-60 (28% in)

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