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War and Peace
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  • "Or perhaps they amuse your honor?" remarked Alpatych with a staid air, as he pointed at the old men with his free hand.
  • In the Rostovs’ staid old-fashioned house the dissolution of former conditions of life was but little noticeable.
  • But owing to the superstition that the fewer the people who know of it the less a woman in travail suffers, everyone tried to pretend not to know; no one spoke of it, but apart from the ordinary staid and respectful good manners habitual in the prince’s household, a common anxiety, a softening of the heart, and a consciousness that something great and mysterious was being accomplished at that moment made itself felt.

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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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