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Definition calm and not easily excited
  • The sky is clear and the lake placid.
placid = calm
  • Her eyes were clear and placid.
  • placid = calm
  • Ogawa was a placid man, and though he carried a club, he never used it.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • placid = calm and not easily excited
  • For I was like a well-fed cow in those days, placid, unquestioning.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • placid = calm and not easily excited
  • A small wrinkle of concern marred her usually placid forehead.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • placid = calm
  • Meg flushed with rage, but Charles Wallace answered placidly, "That's right."
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • placidly = calmly
  • "Well, yes, Master Marner," said Dolly, who sat with a placid listening face, now bordered by grey hairs; "I doubt it may."
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • placid = peaceful
  • "Astonishing!" said Joe, in the placidest way.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • placidest = calmest
  • Gilderoy Lockhart was sitting there, humming placidly to himself.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • placidly = calmly
  • 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
  • placid = calm and not easily excited
  • Miss Riley was sitting at her desk, placidly noting our arrivals, when Jake strolled in with them.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • placidly = calmly
  • Cheever waits placidly, the sublime official, dutiful.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • placidly = calmly
  • 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
  • placid = calm
  • She did so, folding her hands and waiting placidly till he questioned her.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • placidly = calmly
  • It had been a placid week: I had minded Aunty; Jem had...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • placid = calm
  • The judge was sitting in a chair now, gazing placidly out to sea.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • placidly = calmly
  • Her only real comfort was when the child lay in the placidity of sleep.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • placidity = calmness
  • Your summits are clear; the sky and lake are blue and placid.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • placid = calm
  • 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.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • placidly = calmly
  • Hard to the east is the Salton Sea, a placid ocean in miniature, its surface more than two hundred feet below sea level, created in 1905 by a monumental engineering snafu: Not long after a canal was dug from the Colorado River to irrigate rich farmland in the Imperial Valley, the river breached its banks during a series of major floods, carved a new channel, and began to gush unabated into the Imperial Valley Canal.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
placid = calm

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