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sedate
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Pride and Prejudice
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as in: he is sedate Define
calm and dignified
  • Nor did he seem much more at ease; when he spoke, his accent had none of its usual sedateness; and he repeated his inquiries as to the time of her having left Longbourn, and of her having stayed in Derbyshire, so often, and in so hurried a way, as plainly spoke the distraction of his thoughts.

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  • a quiet sedate nature
  • Leaving their father and me to our quieter, more sedate pleasures, one of which was simple conversation.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple

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  • Jane looked a little paler than usual, but more sedate than Elizabeth had expected.

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as in: sedate him Define
cause to be calm or drowsy by administering a sedative (a drug)
as in: he is sedate Define
calm and dignified
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