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staid
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Jane Eyre
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  • Her appearance always acted as a damper to the curiosity raised by her oral oddities: hard-featured and staid, she had no point to which interest could attach.
  • There she sat, staid and taciturn-looking, as usual, in her brown stuff gown, her check apron, white handkerchief, and cap.

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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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