An exhausted composure, a worn-out placidity, an equanimity of fatigue not to be ruffled by interest or satisfaction, are the trophies of her victory.
I thought of the one family so near us who were neither gone nor going to the left bank of the Niger, and wondered how she could be so placid.
"I am always delighted to see Miss Summerson," said Mrs. Jellyby, pursuing her employment with a placid smile.
Happily for both of us, it was not until Charley was safe in bed again and placidly asleep that I began to think the contagion of her illness was upon me.
Then I put my hair aside and looked at the reflection in the mirror, encouraged by seeing how placidly it looked at me.
"Don’t say nothing done, sir," returns the placid Vholes.
They suggested one distinct idea to her, for she said with her placid smile, and shaking her head, "My good Miss Summerson, at half the cost, this weak child might have been equipped for Africa!"
I felt that I had only to be placid and merry once for all to undeceive my dear and set her loving heart at rest.
He is free with his money, affable in his manners, innocent in his conversation—but through the placid stream of his life there glides an under-current of forefinger.
"I was willing enough to be ’made,’ as you call it," says Mr. George, smoking not quite so placidly as before, for since the entrance of Judy he has been in some measure disturbed by a fascination, not of the admiring kind, which obliges him to look at her as she stands by her grandfather’s chair, "but on the whole, I am glad I wasn’t now."
She has been told it often enough; and when she IS told it, she only gives me a placid look, as if I was I don’t know what—a steeple in the distance," said Caddy with a sudden idea; "and then she shakes her head and says ’Oh, Caddy, Caddy, what a tease you are!’ and goes on with the Borrioboola letters."
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a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
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