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as in: he is sedate Define
calm and dignified
  • She stopped, walked on sedately, changed from the girl Carol into Mrs. Dr. Kennicott.
  • "I don’t think the doctor can go," sedately.

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  • a quiet sedate nature
  • Leaving their father and me to our quieter, more sedate pleasures, one of which was simple conversation.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple

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unspecified meaning
  • Kennicott, Sam Clark, Jackson Elder, young Dr. McGanum, and James Madison Howland, teetering on their toes near the stove, conversed with the sedate pomposity of the commercialist.

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as in: sedate him Define
cause to be calm or drowsy by administering a sedative (a drug)
as in: he is sedate Define
calm and dignified
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