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staid
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Great Expectations
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  • Chapter XXXVIII If that staid old house near the Green at Richmond should ever come to be haunted when I am dead, it will be haunted, surely, by my ghost.
  • We came to Richmond all too soon, and our destination there was a house by the green,—a staid old house, where hoops and powder and patches, embroidered coats, rolled stockings, ruffles and swords, had had their court days many a time.

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  • She is from a staid, conservative family.
  • She is a staid accountant by day, but a wild partier at night.

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