The plantation clearings and miles of cotton fields smiled up to a warm sun, placid, complacent.
She had never seen her mother stirred from her austere placidity, nor her personal appointments anything but perfect, no matter what the hour of day or night.
Scarlett heard Mammy’s lumbering tread shaking the floor of the hall and she hastily untucked her foot and tried to rearrange her face in more placid lines.
In this interval between the morning party and the evening’s ball, they seemed a placid, peaceful lot.
Her mind was as if a cyclone had gone through it, and it seemed strange that the dining room where they sat should be so placid, so unchanged from what it had always been.
Savannah and Charleston had the dignity of their years, one being well along in its second century and the other entering its third, and in her young eyes they had always seemed like aged grandmothers fanning themselves placidly in the sun.
Until the thunders of the siege began, he had never known anything but a happy, placid, quiet life.
Carreen liked him because of his placid and unembarrassed silences.
They were silent for a while and Will chewed his tobacco like a placid ruminant animal.
But his mild face was far from placid.
She would not be driven by fears, day and night, and life would be a placid, unhurried affair.
The paddock, once full of frolicking colts and placid brood mares, was empty now except for one mule, the mule Mr. Tarleton had ridden home from the surrender.
It did not occur to her that Ellen had looked down a vista of placid future years, all like the uneventful years of her own life, when she had taught her to be gentle and gracious, honorable and kind, modest and truthful.
She gave him a shamed indignant look, but Will’s placid gaze bore her down.
How could they be so calm and placid when she had just escaped so terrible a fate?
Behind them streamed the merry cavalcade, girls cool in flowered cotton dresses, with light shawls, bonnets and mitts to protect their skins and little parasols held over their heads; elderly ladies placid and smiling amid the laughter and carriageto-carriage calls and jokes; convalescents from the hospitals wedged in between stout chaperons and slender girls who made great fuss and to-do over them; officers on horseback idling at snail’s pace beside the carriages—wheels creaking,…
Why you are as elemental as fire and wind and wild things and I—" She thought of Melanie and saw suddenly her quiet brown eyes with their far-off look, her placid little hands in their black lace mitts, her gentle silences.
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