’Indeed, sir?’ said Mrs. Sparsit to her Chief, with great placidity.
And she gets on so placidly.’
As Louisa feigned to rouse herself, and sat up, Sissy retired, so that she stood placidly near the bedside.
CHAPTER IX — HEARING THE LAST OF IT MRS. SPARSIT, lying by to recover the tone of her nerves in Mr. Bounderby’s retreat, kept such a sharp look-out, night and day, under her Coriolanian eyebrows, that her eyes, like a couple of lighthouses on an iron-bound coast, might have warned all prudent mariners from that bold rock her Roman nose and the dark and craggy region in its neighbourhood, but for the placidity of her manner.
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a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
I scan their faces, trying to look as placid as possible.