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  • But so few of these stolid worlds wanted to be moved.
  • They were so stolid.
  • But there was also a stranger, a thick tall man of thirty-six or —seven, with stolid brown hair, lips used to giving orders, eyes which followed everything good-naturedly, and clothes which you could never quite remember.
  • And when you say the wives of the doctors share these jealousies——Mrs. McGanum and I haven’t any particular crush on each other; she’s so stolid.
  • When the sheep had been penned up, in the darkness the timorous wolves crept into the living-room, squealing, halting, thrown out of their habit of stolidity by the strangeness of advancing through nothingness toward a waiting foe, a mysterious foe which expanded and grew more menacing.
  • Her defiance ran out in face of his immense flaxen stolidity.
  • It proved that what he wanted was a house exactly like Sam Clark’s, which was exactly like every third new house in every town in the country: a square, yellow stolidity with immaculate clapboards, a broad screened porch, tidy grass-plots, and concrete walks; a house resembling the mind of a merchant who votes the party ticket straight and goes to church once a month and owns a good car.
  • He stolidly moved to the back of the car, thrust in his hand, muttered, "Good night—Carol.

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  • She listened to both arguments thoughtfully, but with a face as stolid as a cow’s.
  • She has a stolid, humorless personality.

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