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sedate
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: he is sedate Define
calm and dignified
  • Harry felt as though the panic inside him might spill over at any moment; he wanted to run, to yell for Dumbledore; Mr Weasley was bleeding as they walked along so sedately, and what if those fangs (Harry tried hard not to think ’my fangs’) had been poisonous?
  • Harry and Hermione nodded and they hastened towards the double doors into the Entrance Hall, slowing down as they stepped over the threshold to walk sedately past the examiners.

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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.
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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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