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  • Meg flushed with rage, but Charles Wallace answered placidly, "That's right."   (source)
    placidly = calmly
  • It had been a placid week: I had minded Aunty; Jem had...   (source)
    placid = calm
  • Marin stood with her arms placidly by her sides.   (source)
    placidly = calmly
  • A small wrinkle of concern marred her usually placid forehead.   (source)
    placid = calm
  • Cheever waits placidly, the sublime official, dutiful.   (source)
    placidly = calmly
  • Miss Riley was sitting at her desk, placidly noting our arrivals, when Jake strolled in with them.   (source)
  • I woke warm and placid in my white cocoon.   (source)
    placid = calm
  • Kolya Vdovushkin raised his big placid eyes from his work.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • The cool, placid voice in which he spoke these words made Aravis's blood run cold.   (source)
  • The judge was sitting in a chair now, gazing placidly out to sea.   (source)
    placidly = calmly
  • They remain placid throughout the act,   (source)
    placid = calm
  • 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.   (source)
    placid = calm and unexcited
  • Her only real comfort was when the child lay in the placidity of sleep.   (source)
    placidity = calmness
  • "Astonishing!" said Joe, in the placidest way.   (source)
    placidest = calmest
  • She was conscious of his aim, and in her better moods endured his efforts placidly, only showing their uselessness by now and then suppressing a wearied sigh, and checking him at last with the saddest of smiles and kisses.   (source)
    placidly = calmly
  • Your summits are clear; the sky and lake are blue and placid.   (source)
    placid = calm
  • "I'm going to become a nun," she announced placidly, while we were eating our lunchtime sandwiches at the kitchen table.†   (source)
  • At first the little girl stood wide-eyed and placid.†   (source)
  • Peter has a serene look on his face, like he is a fishing-boat captain and we are floating placidly along in the middle of the sea.†   (source)
  • The placid voice of the autopilot welcomed us aboard, then told us to strap in and prepare for takeoff.†   (source)
  • If Hinduism flows placidly like the Ganges, then Christianity bustles like Toronto at rush hour.†   (source)
  • "It is good you have each other," said Mrs. Bowles in the same placid voice.†   (source)
  • From Atlanta's point of view, specifically through the eyes of the young Scarlett O'Hara, Savannah and Charleston were "like aged grandmothers fanning themselves placidly in the sun."†   (source)
  • From this distance they looked as placid as cattle.†   (source)
  • His placid demeanor usually soothes me, but today it's nothing but frustrating.†   (source)
  • The cool shimmering surface of the duck pond tucked into the busy southeast corner of the park, or the placid man-made lake, where old men sailed beautiful hand-carved boats.†   (source)
  • I have pinecones from Lake Placid, Maine, and Oregon.†   (source)
  • You could almost make out the placid expression on Adam's face, which had two blooming gardenias for eyes.†   (source)
  • And you haven't been the picture of placidity of late, either, and you aren't going to off yourself.†   (source)
  • They forded three wide placid rivers and a fourth that was swift and narrow and treacherous, camped beside a high blue waterfall, skirted the tumbled ruins of a vast dead city where ghosts were said to moan among blackened marble columns.†   (source)
  • "Yes it is rather interesting," said Havistock placidly.†   (source)
  • Lower Tamar Lake is a placid stretch of water where ducks trail ripples towards the bank, expecting picnickers to feed them bits of sandwiches.†   (source)
  • They were wearing a different uniform from the combat soldiers outside, but they carried the same hardware and had the same placid expressions.†   (source)
  • I watched as they circled placidly for a second, then tipped and fell into a coordinated attack dive.†   (source)
  • Someone's rescued hen fluttered up to the bow of our boat and strutted placidly along the gunwale, its delicate wattles shaking as it plucked up ants.†   (source)
  • I looked at their placid faces in the soft light and I also knelt.†   (source)
  • And yet with all their trepidation—full of "hungering" and "bitterness"—their surface, like that of the water, is placid.†   (source)
  • Today, she pulled off the highway and made her way to the beach, and there she found the water placid, glassine.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Beukers was as round and placid as her husband was thin and worried, but tonight her plump face was twisted with anxiety.†   (source)
  • Da5id's voice is deep and placid, with no trace of stress.†   (source)
  • He was on his feet a moment later, sprinting back toward the pony-trap, where the digging tools were, his slippered feet sending the placid groumdmist into excited little roils.†   (source)
  • But then it winks out, and his face is placid once more.†   (source)
  • He levered himself up on his arms and looked down at her placidly.†   (source)
  • He was a normal, placid man who had carried out one of his many minor daily duties and put it out of his mind again at once, for other and more important business awaited him.†   (source)
  • She remained cool and placid as a summer breeze as she finished his question.†   (source)
  • Behind the weary lines and the placid innkeeper's expression he looked no older than his dark-haired companion.†   (source)
  • Even when they were old and placid they were careful about bringing it up, for the barely healed wounds could begin to bleed again as if they had been inflicted only yesterday.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A rare smile touched Idaho's round, placid face.†   (source)
  • All the other dogs were sitting placidly beside their masters at tidy ten-foot intervals, awaiting further instructions.†   (source)
  • Men correspond to animals, while women correspond to plants because their development is more placid and the principle that underlies it is the rather vague unity of feeling.†   (source)
  • Frieda looked placidly down the street; I opened my mouth, but quickly closed it.†   (source)
  • Lying on the bed, oddly placid, was a young man in a hospital gown.†   (source)
  • To our right the roiled waters of the Artibonite rushed away, and to our left a few small canoelike vessels plied blue, placid waters.†   (source)
  • Right now he achieved a placid smile and said to the reporter from the evening paper: "Oh come on, think of something yourself.†   (source)
  • Worse, when the daughter hung up, she did not quench the old woman's curiosity; instead, she placidly drank her coffee, went to her desk, and began to postmark a pile of letters.†   (source)
  • Though the country was in upheaval and the townships were on the brink of open warfare, white life went on placidly and undisturbed.†   (source)
  • Charlie sets my glass down and gazes placidly at him.†   (source)
  • And the potential cruelty of the type slept in his placid countenance as surely as ever in the dreaming face of Shiva, the destroyer.†   (source)
  • The bus took them to a day camp near a placid pond in Hallowell, where they frolicked and swam and did all the things children did, until late in the afternoon.†   (source)
  • The island was placid and deserted.†   (source)
  • He had a placid face and sad brown eyes that women found irresistible.†   (source)
  • They looked beautiful and benign—placid, unchanging formations that betrayed nothing of the violence inside.†   (source)
  • When it exploded, the placid air was apt to be rent by Creole curses.†   (source)
  • The placid nineteen-fifties.†   (source)
  • The larger she grew, the deeper Blanca sank into an Oriental placidity that dashed all her husband's attempts to introduce her into society.†   (source)
  • Yossarian whirled to escape and smacked into Aarfy, who had struck a match and was placidly lighting his pipe.†   (source)
  • She sat placidly with the other girls as they embroidered and told funny stories.†   (source)
  • She finally spots his face and sees he is placid, showing no sign of rejoice or remorse.†   (source)
  • "I'm cold," said Seivarden beside me, placid and heedless.†   (source)
  • Because his placid smile irked her, she decided to see if she could wipe it off his face.†   (source)
  • In one regard only did Jefferson's behavior seem at odds with his usual placid way.†   (source)
  • Now, driving through placid Burbank, he seethed with a sense of injustice, treachery.†   (source)
  • " "Oh, Wheeze," she said, placidly helping herself to more lotion.†   (source)
  • Jeb remained calm, his face placid.†   (source)
  • Cora Lee turned around placidly and without moving called to the child tangled in the fallen curtain rods and drapery.†   (source)
  • This was a time when I passed out of a placid period into one where things kept on happening.†   (source)
  • The huge animals were normally placid, but the shouting, milling crowds unsettled them, and they jerked in their harnesses and their neighing rose above the sounds of people in the streets.†   (source)
  • When none came, he knocked again while David shivered and gazed far down at the Warming Lodge, where reflected clouds drifted across the surface of its placid lagoon.†   (source)
  • He was treated in a veterans' hospital near Lake Placid, and was given shock treatments and released.†   (source)
  • The islanders have shown them where yet another canoe is hidden on Naru, and Kennedy insists to Ross that they paddle back into the open sea one more time in search of a PT. Only now the Pacific isn't placid.†   (source)
  • "You're welcome, friend, you're welcome," said Mayor Bascom placidly.†   (source)
  • The white light around them slowly faded, returning to the placid blue light of the secret hour.†   (source)
  • Red-hued mesas and sheer rock walls rose up steeply to cradle the lake, settled placidly where man had put it.†   (source)
  • Those placid, untroubled winter months are different shades of white in my memory, unsullied, and pure.†   (source)
  • Gorgon's placid face darkens.†   (source)
  • By the evening of the second day, the seas had grown more manageable, and by the next morning the ocean was eerily calm, almost placid.†   (source)
  • Luzan asked me, sitting placidly as always behind his metal office desk.†   (source)
  • There was little placidity in the woman's eyes.†   (source)
  • It took twenty minutes, but then the bolt moved back as placidly as if the attorney Giuliani had used his key.†   (source)
  • A wooden clock on the wall behind his head ticks away loudly, and it is relaxing to lie here with this placid man beside him, talking of anger and of change, without being irrevocably committed to it.†   (source)
  • She had shoulder-length brown hair and a wide, placid, dreamy face, completely free of makeup.†   (source)
  • "The Yankees got all the smart ones," Pickett said placidly, "and look where it got them."†   (source)
  • Even the normally placid Paul Rousseau was beside himself, but then Rousseau was to be forgiven.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Otherwise he was himself — large-faced, dimpled, with eyebrows that rode nervously up and up, away from his flat, wide, placid nose.†   (source)
  • This is not a plea for placidness of mind or feebleness of spirit.†   (source)
  • Missouri had always seemed nerveless, solid, and placid as a broad, deeply rooted tree.†   (source)
  • The world's now placid, featureless and culturally dead: nothing really new has been created since the Overlords came.†   (source)
  • It was such a placid and agreeable view I had of the park, this corner known as the Parade Grounds.†   (source)
  • She saw the face of Mr. Edwards, saw it lose its placid self-sufficiency and dissolve into murder.†   (source)
  • He had an image of a calm and placid sea where nothing stirred, where the water was clear and pointlessly beautiful, but always darker than a man imagined, and down inside its darkness things were stirring, omens and portents.†   (source)
  • His eyes never left the placid countenance.†   (source)
  • Every now and then her placid expression was changed by a sly isolated little thought like a shoot of green in the desert.†   (source)
  • Still the cricket struck his chisel; the voices persisted, placid as bran.†   (source)
  • Kind of placid, I'd say.†   (source)
  • Our paddy field lay beneath a placid lake on which the children were already sailing bits of wood.†   (source)
  • "You slap me," she said, with a placidity equally fearful, "and I do guarantee you you won't do no more slapping in a hurry."†   (source)
  • But he moved a trembling hand across his eyes, and looked at the placid crouching woman across the room.†   (source)
  • She sat quietly, her yellow hair smooth, her deep dark eyes staring placidly into space, while Quizzard fondled her brutally.†   (source)
  • It was an evening in summer upon the placid and temperate planet Mars.†   (source)
  • She did so, folding her hands and waiting placidly till he questioned her.   (source)
    placidly = calmly
  • She seemed a placid creature altogether-eminently respectable, perhaps not over-intelligent.   (source)
    placid = calm and not easily excited
  • And Emily Brent, placid and righteous, sat knitting.   (source)
    placid = calm
  • Her broad, kindly face remained set in its expression of placid stupidity as she answered: "I do not know anything, Monsieur."   (source)
  • "Well, yes, Master Marner," said Dolly, who sat with a placid listening face, now bordered by grey hairs; "I doubt it may."   (source)
    placid = peaceful
  • I contemplated the lake: the waters were placid; all around was calm; and the snowy mountains, 'the palaces of nature,' were not changed.   (source)
    placid = calm
  • She continued to stand, however, looking at the placid churchyard with the long shadows of the gravestones across the bright green hillocks, and at the glowing autumn colours of the Rectory trees beyond.   (source)
  • The firm yet placid mouth, the clear veracious glance of the brown eyes, speak now of a nature that has been tested and has kept its highest qualities; and even the costume, with its dainty neatness and purity, has more significance now the coquetries of youth can have nothing to do with it.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    placid = peaceful
  • Not because the way was smooth and placid as a southern sea, but because it was full of dangers and terror, because at every new incident your fortitude was to be called forth and your courage exhibited, because danger and death surrounded it, and these you were to brave and overcome.   (source)
    placid = calm
  • She looked forward to our union with placid contentment, not unmingled with a little fear, which past misfortunes had impressed, that what now appeared certain and tangible happiness might soon dissipate into an airy dream and leave no trace but deep and everlasting regret.   (source)
  • The colleges are ancient and picturesque; the streets are almost magnificent; and the lovely Isis, which flows beside it through meadows of exquisite verdure, is spread forth into a placid expanse of waters, which reflects its majestic assemblage of towers, and spires, and domes, embosomed among aged trees.   (source)
    placid = peaceful or calm
  • "A map of the campsite for you," Mr. Roberts said placidly to Mr. Weasley.†   (source)
  • "And so I did," said Dumbledore placidly.†   (source)
  • Skarpi endured the whole thing placidly, without saying a word.†   (source)
  • Well, that's that," said Dumbledore placidly beside Harry.†   (source)
  • He was watching the proceedings placidly, as if he had seen it before and knew every outcome.†   (source)
  • Indeed, as they floated placidly in an arc, they looked almost like cows grazing in a field.†   (source)
  • She sips placidly at a drink, surveying me over the rim of her glass.†   (source)
  • It was time he learned to trot placidly along by our sides.†   (source)
  • I'm just called Luke now," Luke said placidly.†   (source)
  • When she opened them she saw her uncle sitting on the sofa contemplating her placidly.†   (source)
  • "It was wrong of them to burn my temple," the heavy, flat-nosed woman said placidly.†   (source)
  • "It's not really my place to comment on the story," he said placidly.†   (source)
  • "Yes," said Dumbledore placidly, "but we do not need to worry about them at the moment."†   (source)
  • "That seems perfectly in order," she said placidly, handing it back.†   (source)
  • "What can I say?" quipped Max, petting the female lymrill, who now gnawed placidly on his shoelace.†   (source)
  • Oh my, no, it wasn't," she said placidly.†   (source)
  • "Yesterday evening," she returned placidly.†   (source)
  • Nora continued placidly spreading butter on her ear of corn.†   (source)
  • Abby said, "That's a terrible dream!" but Mrs. Whitshank went on placidly slicing okra.†   (source)
  • Professor Trelawney continued placidly.†   (source)
  • "Hoped," said Luke, still placidly.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Quennell, however, is relaxed, her hands folded placidly in her lap; she anticipates wonders, but will evidently not be surprised by them, whatever they may be.†   (source)
  • In the foreground we see a plowman and his ox, just beyond him a shepherd and his flock, and at sea a merchant ship sailing placidly along; this is a scene of utter ordinariness and tranquillity.†   (source)
  • Placidity and order and everything in its place, with a decorous and sanctioned violence going on underneath everything, like a heavy, brutal shoe tapping out the rhythm on a carpeted floor.†   (source)
  • "Yessum," said Helen placidly.†   (source)
  • As most of the townsfolk were gathered around the public house, I doubted anyone had seen it except for me, the mayor, the constable, and the old man's donkeys who stood placidly in their harness, utterly unperturbed.†   (source)
  • Only a short distance away, through a gap in the stone wall, Simon could see the traffic on York Avenue rumbling placidly by.†   (source)
  • Inside the cave the dead man was still looking placidly up at him, but the tarpaulin and the gold were gone.†   (source)
  • Placidly, Branna sipped her tea.†   (source)
  • Jaime's mount plodded along placidly, though the poor old thing had a tendency to want to drift off to the side of his good eye.†   (source)
  • She tried to remember landmarks as they rode placidly along the hard path, through the deep green woods, along the dark hum of the river.†   (source)
  • Ships moving placidly up and down the distant aisles of the sea were as sharply etched as diagrams, not that the sea itself was calm, for it still had a fresh, agitated, windy quality, and it rocked and churned in waves as imperfect as slabs of raw glass.†   (source)
  • Taylor was eyeing him placidly.†   (source)
  • The woman had gone on placidly.†   (source)
  • Perhaps, someday, Alessandro would see things as placidly as the young Florentine, but now he would have to be forgiven his restlessness, for he was about to walk from Germany to Italy, over the mountains, in winter, and that was a task not of contemplation but of luck and drive.†   (source)
  • In the instant when he focused his lens, a goat was pulling at its chain, reaching placidly for a tall, dry thistle.†   (source)
  • "Any kind," said Mr. Thompson placidly.†   (source)
  • Me and Mr. Fletcher aren't one speck of kin, or he could never of had me," said Mrs. Fletcher placidly.†   (source)
  • Then she says something which only hours before I would have considered a joke but I now accept placidly and with no surprise as the stark, aching truth.†   (source)
  • "Who can tell what will happen in this world!" said Phoebe, and she looked placidly up into the featureless sky overhead.†   (source)
  • The winds were gone, and now it was just water, placid water.†   (source)
  • It's a noninvasive procedure," the computer guy says in a placid, liquid voice.†   (source)
  • But these new women are neither lopsided nor sad: they're placid, like animated statues.†   (source)
  • Caleb's expression is placid as the bus sways and jolts on the road.†   (source)
  • Placid, tolerant, conciliatory Hobie: rumbling like a boiler about to explode.†   (source)
  • He seemed placid to me on the platform, but something about that stillness makes me wary now.†   (source)
  • Lorren looked at me, his placid eyes almost curious.†   (source)
  • The placid innkeeper's expression was like a shattered mask.†   (source)
  • His normally placid expression was fierce and hard.†   (source)
  • Lady Tanda was bracketed by her daughters, placid dull Lollys and acid-tongued Falyse.†   (source)
  • For a heartbeat Dany thought she saw a flash of anger in those placid eyes.†   (source)
  • Lightning tines jabbed the placid flank of the rising foothills miles distant.†   (source)
  • If I died this minute it would go on like that, placid and helpful, like an electronic afterlife.†   (source)
  • The Agent laid the Director on the wet grass and shielded her placid face from the rain.†   (source)
  • So I told him about that most beautiful and placid of planets.†   (source)
  • Thompson says as LaCountiss, placid and nonconfrontational to the end, smiles softly and slips out.†   (source)
  • A placid woman in uniform was sitting behind the raised desk.†   (source)
  • "Honored Ghaiad Breq," said Station from the console, a placid voice.†   (source)
  • She thought of her own life, placid and pointless by comparison, safe and secure.†   (source)
  • The man's previously placid face was now carved by worry.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, placid and happy, Blanca was in splendid health for the first time in her life.†   (source)
  • Pig looked at Mark with an expression of naïve placid sentimentality.†   (source)
  • Above, the sky was a placid pink, the stars growing faint with the coming dawn.†   (source)
  • The summer days were long and slow, the herd placid, the heat intense.†   (source)
  • 'Very critical times indeed,' Colonel Korn agreed with a placid nod.†   (source)
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