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sedate
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Crime and Punishment
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as in: he is sedate Define
calm and dignified
  • He walked along quietly and sedately, without hurry, to avoid awakening suspicion.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • "It’s nothing but misfortunes now," she added suddenly with that peculiarly sedate air which children try hard to assume when they want to speak like grown-up people.

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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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