a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
I scan their faces, trying to look as placid as possible.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
Marin stood with her arms placidly by her sides.
Sara Shepard -- Pretty Little Liars
...one evening after Gabriel had been bathed and was lying, for the moment, hugging his hippo placidly in the small crib that had replaced the basket,
Lois Lowry -- The Giver
I woke warm and placid in my white cocoon.
Sylvia Plath -- The Bell Jar
On each calm placid turn the fish made he was gaining line and he was sure that in two turns he would have a chance to get the harpoon in.
Ernest Hemingway -- The Old Man and the Sea
The cool, placid voice in which he spoke these words made Aravis’s blood run cold.
C.S. Lewis -- The Horse and His Boy
Kolya Vdovushkin raised his big placid eyes from his work.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn -- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Rainsford had dug himself in in France when a second’s delay meant death. That had been a placid pastime compared to his digging now.
Richard Connell -- The Most Dangerous Game
They remain placid throughout the act,
Thornton Wilder -- Our Town
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The Abnegation, normally so placid, speak to one another in tense whispers and glare across the room at the faction that has become our enemy.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
Alexandra had been and was still technically married to a large placid man named James Hancock, who ran a cotton warehouse with great exactitude for six days a week and fished on the seventh.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Today, she pulled off the highway and made her way to the beach, and there she found the water placid, glassine.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
You could almost make out the placid expression on Adam’s face, which had two blooming gardenias for eyes.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
The island was placid and deserted.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Hardly a deer within hearing even bothered to lift its head, and those few who did contented themselves with a brief, incurious look toward the ridge before returning to their placid grazing.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
Behind the weary lines and the placid innkeeper’s expression he looked no older than his dark-haired companion.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Her usually placid expression broke open first in shock and then pleased wonder, and I knew I had slipped most horribly.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
The tension th& wracked Clarke’s body whenever Wells came near had disappeared, and instead of shooting wounded, furtive looks at Clarke when her head was turned, Wells was staring placidly into the fire, a content look on his face.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
A small wrinkle of concern marred her usually placid forehead.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
But the river was narrow, and placid.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Sign of the Beaver
He was a long, thin man in his mid-fifties with a perfect lawyer face, so placid that it was difficult to guess what thoughts lay behind it.
Mildred D. Taylor -- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Charles asked placidly.
Madeleine L’Engle -- A Wrinkle in Time
She had shoulder-length brown hair and a wide, placid, dreamy face, completely free of makeup.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
They are a contented group, placid and good-natured, although, like any family, they bicker from time to time.
Katherine Applegate -- The One and Only Ivan
Mrs. Beukers was as round and placid as her husband was thin and worried, but tonight her plump face was twisted with anxiety.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
It was such a placid and agreeable view I had of the park, this corner known as the Parade Grounds.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
If I died this minute it would go on like that, placid and helpful, like an electronic afterlife.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
He spoke placidly, but I felt a large foot come down on top of mine under the table.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
He closed his eyes under the white sun and saw only the face of the boy, the face of the men, Yousef’s placid expression when Alan turned away from the valley and saw them all.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
"Yes it is rather interesting," said Havistock placidly.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
His placid demeanor usually soothes me, but today it’s nothing but frustrating.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
Placidly, Branna sipped her tea.
Nora Roberts -- Dark Witch
But then it winks out, and his face is placid once more.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Cheever waits placidly, the sublime official, dutiful.
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
Jem said placidly, "We are going to give a note to Boo Radley."
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
The judge was sitting in a chair now, gazing placidly out to sea.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
Gilderoy Lockhart was sitting there, humming placidly to himself.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
He levered himself up on his arms and looked down at her placidly.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
Her only real comfort was when the child lay in the placidity of sleep.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
Desperation and placidity.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
She let the pencil fall, and threw an arm over the back of her chair, half turning to him, watching him placidly.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
One morning on sea search, Phil’s crew passed over an American submarine sitting placidly on the surface, crewmen ambling over the deck.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
If Hinduism flows placidly like the Ganges, then Christianity bustles like Toronto at rush hour.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
"A map of the campsite for you," Mr. Roberts said placidly to Mr. Weasley.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Inside the cave the dead man was still looking placidly up at him, but the tarpaulin and the gold were gone.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
The blue lake and snow-clad mountains—they never change; and I think our placid home and our contented hearts are regulated by the same immutable laws.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Nor a drop,’ said Mr. Bumble, waving his right hand in a dignified, but placid manner.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
The words took away my breath for an instant, but a glance at the placid face and steadfast eyes of my companion showed that no surprise was intended.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
Even now he sometimes starts out of his sleep in a sudden way and awakes all trembling until I can coax him back to his usual placidity.