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  • "Why, Ted dear," Mrs. Babbitt said placidly, "it’s not at all nice, your talking of fighting this way!"
  • She was placid and puffy and mature, where Zilla, at forty-five, was so bleached and tight-corseted that you knew only that she was older than she looked.
  • They solemnly spat, one after the other, into the placid water.
  • As he settled down he tried to look pompous and placid.
  • McKelvey was being placidly merry now with the great, the manufacturers and bankers, the land-owners and lawyers and surgeons who had chauffeurs and went to Europe.
  • II In all the activities and triumphs of the Good Citizens’ League Babbitt took part, and completely won back to self-respect, placidity, and the affection of his friends.
  • "Why, George," she said placidly, "I thought you always insisted that all strikers ought to be put in jail."
  • It is one big railroad station—with all the people taking tickets for the best cemeteries," Dr. Yavitch said placidly.
  • The first evening, he stayed out for poker with the guides, and she said in placid merriment, "My!

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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.
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