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  • She's still sedated from the surgery and she's on a ventilator to help her breathe while her body heals from the trauma.   (source)
    sedated = calm or drowsy from drugs
  • I think it'll work better if we take him back to surgery and sedate him, then put in the IV.   (source)
    sedate = make calm or drowsy by giving a drug
  • Soon, her sedated condition transformed to harassment and self-loathing.†   (source)
  • It's sedated them.†   (source)
  • Nestled on a pine-covered ridge in northern Arizona, the sedating forest views give way to the breathtaking red mountains of Sedona to the west.†   (source)
  • Animals were sedated, cages were loaded and secured, feed was stored, bunks were assigned, lines were tossed, and whistles were blown.†   (source)
  • "Hey, maybe they are being sedated," Sticky suggested.†   (source)
  • " The dog's given up all struggle, sedated by the smell of the shirt.†   (source)
  • Word came down that Lola, sedated by the doctor, was at last asleep, and the news provided temporary relief.†   (source)
  • Make sure she sedates him.†   (source)
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  • Her voice was monotone, depressed, and slurred, like she was heavily sedated.†   (source)
  • They'd have me secured and sedated within minutes, and I can't afford to be put under again.†   (source)
  • They had to keep you sedated for a while, honey — you've got a lot of injuries.†   (source)
  • He could be in a hospital somewhere, heavily sedated.†   (source)
  • He is sedated, not in pain, but… He shook his head.†   (source)
  • "If I find out that Whin has been sedated or restrained, I'll ride you naked through the streets of Imre like a little pink pony."†   (source)
  • The courtyard itself is a hall of horrors, with every manner of biological disturbance and human breakdown on display, even though most people appear docile, if not sedated.†   (source)
  • The doctors diagnosed reflux and referred us to a specialist, who sedated our baby boy and snaked a scope down his throat to scrutinize his insides.†   (source)
  • She'd settled Josie in her bedroom to sleep the dark, dreamless sleep of the sedated.†   (source)
  • We keep them well sedated.†   (source)
  • If you wanted to be sedated, Dr. Kirk was your guy.†   (source)
  • I wondered if she was sedated.†   (source)
  • So that's why they sedated me.†   (source)
  • I keep them sedated all the time now.†   (source)
  • 'Slava,' I said, 'tell me he is sedated, and wasn't this way before you saw him.'†   (source)
  • They'd sedated her and taped a patch with some of his blood to the same small, scabbed incision that Dr. Bancroft had made on her arm.†   (source)
  • To Captain Rubran I said, "I need One Esk to be sedated."†   (source)
  • We'll keep him sedated.†   (source)
  • Still it would be so much better for David if he was simply sedated and flown down to his island retreat, leaving the hunt for the Jackal to the professionals.†   (source)
  • I couldn't think, and I was sedated for most of the time I was awake.†   (source)
  • Because of my condition, I was heavily sedated.†   (source)
  • He is without fail deeply sedated for this procedure—and remains connected to the doomsday button.†   (source)
  • A hasty series of phone calls confirm that Jackie is being sedated and is about to deliver the Kennedys' new child by Caesarean section.†   (source)
  • All I had asked of him was that she be heavily sedated, even before being administered the numbing spinal, so that she wouldn't realize I was there, or much remember anything of what was done, which he did for me, and with success.†   (source)
  • Eve opened her eyes and stared hard at the door behind which Jerry Fitzgerald was mildly sedated.†   (source)
  • Was he sedated?†   (source)
  • "unflipped it," and he was now sedated and resting comfortably.†   (source)
  • No way I could work a job like that — I'd have to be sedated."†   (source)
  • Father regularly sedated a number of the animals to lessen their stress.†   (source)
  • She warned me that he was heavily sedated.†   (source)
  • Might he have sedated Richard Parker shortly before the ship sank?†   (source)
  • I hated to see him this way, I always hated it, and always resisted sedating him.†   (source)
  • Deeply sedated, she breathed slowly in and out.†   (source)
  • They had been sedated, Monique told him.†   (source)
  • The same with fully sedated bodies— the connection was never made properly.†   (source)
  • He was deeply sedated, eyeballs roving under closed lids.†   (source)
  • She was taken from their home by two men who sedated her and put her on a private jet.†   (source)
  • Because of severe mononucleosis, I was heavily sedated in a hospital bed for over a week.†   (source)
  • The First Lady is still sedated from her Caesarean and doesn't know of the problem.†   (source)
  • After you get used to the food here, you'll be properly sedated and will follow directions.†   (source)
  • Lisa, get him fully sedated.†   (source)
  • I don't know; I was sedated.'†   (source)
  • It also meant that a subject might have feeling in his nerves, yet be just sedated enough to be unable to communicate or move.†   (source)
  • Fitzgerald was sedated.†   (source)
  • Was my body still sedated?†   (source)
  • He must be sedated to sleep, because he frequently suffers vivid nightmares in which he uncontrollably sends himself, piece by piece, into The All Dark—first a thumb, and then a toe, and then his left foot, a tooth and another tooth, one eye gone from a suddenly empty socket, and then an ear.†   (source)
  • Sedated?†   (source)
  • This eliminates the chancy step of sedating just the right amount, but it always makes for an uncomfortable hookup.†   (source)
  • He felt something, but he said no. He didn't want to be oversedated.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "over-" in oversedated means excessively. This is the same pattern as seen in words like overconfident, overemphasize, and overstimulate.
  • The Russian doctors loved injecting barbiturates no matter what ailed you, and since their patients loved the needle, no one left the Russian hospital unsedated.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unsedated means not and reverses the meaning of sedated. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
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  • It seemed more sedate than I remembered it, more perpendicular and strait-laced, with narrower windows and shinier woodwork, as though a coat of varnish had been put over everything for better preservation.   (source)
    sedate = calm and dignified
  • Leaving their father and me to our quieter, more sedate pleasures, one of which was simple conversation.   (source)
    sedate = calm
  • (Starts up from down L., walking sedately along Main Street. As she reaches the corner, she speaks off to her R.)   (source)
    sedately = in a calm and dignified manner
  • was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as if in confused reverie or meditation.   (source)
    sedate = calm
  • As she watched, one of these detached itself into a sudden breeze and sailed sedately off, while others leaned from the pod as if to observe its departure.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • Mennonite teenagers raced sedately in polished Model T's.†   (source)
  • We walk, sedately.†   (source)
  • The hum level in the room suddenly increased as several ancillary bass driver units, mounted in sedately carved and varnished cabinet speakers around the room, cut in to give Deep Thought's voice a little more power.†   (source)
  • A platoon of ants carried a dead cockroach sedately through the door, demonstrating what should be done with corpses.†   (source)
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  • "Not the seniors," said Henry sedately.†   (source)
  • A hurriedly donned black robe billowed about him when at last he arrived, but it was with impressive sedateness and dignity that he asked, "Gentlemen of the jury, have you reached your verdicts?"†   (source)
  • She went to the hospital to see Jack Marshall, who was recovering from heart surgery, and she went with Esther, who thought that a hospital visit was a thing out of pharaonic antiquity, where you fixed your face and arrayed yourself sedately and you carried books, puzzles and flowers and brought along a priest to utter certain phrases.†   (source)
  • She placed third in a competition to apply makeup, and she lived sedately and quietly, pouring all her energy into her studies.†   (source)
  • For nearly a century they had hummed sedately, turning raw thread into gingham cloth—five million yards of it a week at prime production, enough to put a band around the earth every two months.†   (source)
  • A fire was burning sedately.†   (source)
  • He didn't drive sedately, but with the air of a man who knew he could negotiate whatever curve was thrown at him.†   (source)
  • Nuthatches, creepers, chickadees, grosbeaks (he bought himself a bird book, and is learning to identify them) go sedately and earnestly about their business, which is eating.†   (source)
  • Lord and Lady Tyrell moved more sedately.†   (source)
  • The Lincoln Town Car eased sedately from the curb and slid past Lavon's window.†   (source)
  • They drive north (more sedately) through bowers and overhanging clouds and raging storms of multichrome leaves in aerial frenzy—here belching color like blazing lava, there like exploding stars, all like nothing Sophie has ever seen or imagined—the pent-up muttering which she cannot comprehend becomes vocal, unleashed in a new spasm of paranoia.†   (source)
  • Arching his neck and his forelegs, a bright brown horse drew a buggy crisply but sedately past; in the washed black spokes, sunlight twittered.†   (source)
  • Eugene walked steadily and looked steadily at him, a stranger and yet not a stranger, going along measuredly and sedately before, the only black-dad figure on this Western street, head and shoulders above all the rest.†   (source)
  • Their hands rest in their laps, looking as if they are folded sedately.†   (source)
  • Other girls promenade more sedately, arms linked two by two.†   (source)
  • The Spaniard went as sedately as ever along the edge he walked; had he been here before too?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Nancy wore her dress of cherry-red velvet, her brother a bright plaid shirt; the parents were more sedately attired, Mr. Clutter in navy-blue flannel, his wife in navy-blue crepe; and-and it was this, especially, that lent the scene an awful aura-the head of each was completely encased in cotton, a swollen cocoon twice the size of an ordinary blown-up balloon, and the cotton, because it had been sprayed with a glossy substance, twinkled like Christmas-tree snow.†   (source)
  • We chant: Not last night but the night before Twenty-four robbers come to my back door
    And this is what they said …. to …. me!
    Lady turn around, turn around, turn around,
    Lady touch the ground, touch the ground, touch the ground;
    Lady show your shoe, show your shoe, show your shoe,
    Lady, lady, twenty-four skiddoo!
    Grace, skipping in the middle, turns around, touches the driveway, kicks up one foot sedately, smiling her little smile.†   (source)
  • Sissy, quiet and changed since she got her baby, walked sedately beside her.†   (source)
  • Underneath the wagon, between the hind wheels, a lean and rangy mongrel dog walked sedately.†   (source)
  • Then he rose and walked sedately along towards the town.†   (source)
  • Afterwards they walked their horses sedately in a row.†   (source)
  • As she does so, lights dim on house area, whereat Mrs. Webb exits sedately and slowly L.) Emily.†   (source)
  • The procession moved off sedately in King Pellinore's direction, following his erratic course by the fresh tracks in the snow.†   (source)
  • Scarlett knew these hurried preenings were being made with an eye toward meeting his wife with the appearance of a gentleman who had ridden sedately home from a call on a neighbor.†   (source)
  • When they crossed the square the church bells were ringing, slow and peaceful, and along the streets the decorous people moved sedately beneath parasols, carrying Bibles and prayerbooks.†   (source)
  • Somehow this handsome, sedately dressed woman sitting in the darkness of the carriage didn't look and talk as she imagined a bad woman, the Madam of a House, should look and talk.†   (source)
  • Evgenie himself behaved rather more sedately than usual, probably out of respect to the dignitary.†   (source)
  • When he sedately tried to explain this and that to Joyce, she said, "Did we bother you this evening?†   (source)
  • She stopped, walked on sedately, changed from the girl Carol into Mrs. Dr. Kennicott.†   (source)
  • "I don't think the doctor can go," sedately.†   (source)
  • 'And why as a matter of course, Mr. Maldon?' asked Mr. Wickfield, sedately eating his dinner.†   (source)
  • He walked along quietly and sedately, without hurry, to avoid awakening suspicion.†   (source)
  • "Your offer…." she began at last sedately.†   (source)
  • He added, more sedately, "Do you know one thing, Captain—"†   (source)
  • The wolves were now more open in their pursuit, trotting sedately behind and ranging along on either side, their red tongues lolling out, their lean sides showing the undulating ribs with every movement.†   (source)
  • She threw changing glances at men who passed her, giving smiling invitations to men of rural or untaught pattern and usually seeming sedately unconscious of the men with a metropolitan seal upon their faces.†   (source)
  • A greater experience than Philip's would have guessed from these words the probabilities of the encounter: the distinguished writer invited to luncheon en famille, the governess coming in sedately with the two tall girls she was teaching; the introduction: "Notre Miss Anglaise.'†   (source)
  • When in the evening he came home from work he got off a streetcar and walked sedately along behind some business man, striving to look very substantial and important.†   (source)
  • He stood for a moment at his own hall door, looking sedately at the elegant equipage as it rattled away.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Sparsit sedately resumed her work and occasionally gave a small cough, which sounded like the cough of conscious strength and forbearance.†   (source)
  • He is sedately satisfied.†   (source)
  • Nor did he seem much more at ease; when he spoke, his accent had none of its usual sedateness; and he repeated his inquiries as to the time of her having left Longbourn, and of her having stayed in Derbyshire, so often, and in so hurried a way, as plainly spoke the distraction of his thoughts.†   (source)
  • It had funny little bits of useless wings, and its eyes looked so solemnly and sedately at me, that I was almost ashamed to kill it.†   (source)
  • The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board.†   (source)
  • Excepting one or two men who, each with a long roll of half-crowns, chequered with a few stray sovereigns, in his left hand, staked their money at every roll of the ball with a business-like sedateness which showed that they were used to it, and had been playing all day, and most probably all the day before, there was no very distinctive character about the players, who were chiefly young men, apparently attracted by curiosity, or staking small sums as part of the amusement of the day,…†   (source)
  • Nikolai Petrovitch bent his head, and began staring at the crumbling steps; a big mottled fowl walked sedately towards him, treading firmly with its great yellow legs; a muddy cat gave him an unfriendly look, twisting herself coyly round the railing.†   (source)
  • As for Fenitchka, who was at that time seventeen, no one spoke of her, and scarcely any one saw her; she lived quietly and sedately, and only on Sundays Nikolai Petrovitch noticed in the church somewhere in a side place the delicate profile of her white face.†   (source)
  • By the cloisterly Temple, and by Whitefriars (there, not without a glance at Hanging-Sword Alley, which would seem to be something in his way), and by Blackfriars Bridge, and Blackfriars Road, Mr. George sedately marches to a street of little shops lying somewhere in that ganglion of roads from Kent and Surrey, and of streets from the bridges of London, centring in the far-famed elephant who has lost his castle formed of a thousand four-horse coaches to a stronger iron monster than he,…†   (source)
  • All were moving slowly and sedately.†   (source)
  • The flamingo saw us starting, and, having been much petted during the last day or two, considered himself entitled to accompany us; for some time he kept beside the children, following first one and then another as they explored the wood on either side; their irregular course, however, at length disgusted him, and, abandoning them, he walked sedately by my side.†   (source)
  • For example, I am well convinced,' smiling sedately, as he cut up the dish of veal to be handed round, on the young man who had been put out of countenance, 'that if you, Monsieur, would give him the opportunity, he would hasten with great ardour to fulfil his duty.'†   (source)
  • But the farther he went and the more his attention was diverted by the ever-increasing crowds moving toward the Kremlin, the less he remembered to walk with the sedateness and deliberation of a man.†   (source)
  • …so lately it had been,—saw him honourably released from his former engagement, saw him instantly profiting by the release, to address herself and declare an affection as tender, as constant as she had ever supposed it to be,—she was oppressed, she was overcome by her own felicity;— and happily disposed as is the human mind to be easily familiarized with any change for the better, it required several hours to give sedateness to her spirits, or any degree of tranquillity to her heart.†   (source)
  • —And has remained so, one should hope, John Eglinton sedately said.†   (source)
  • To whom the king sedately thus replied: "Brave youth, the more your valor has been tried, The more becomes it us, with due respect, To weigh the chance of war, which you neglect.†   (source)
  • * *stay, fix his choice For if that one had beauty in her face, Another stood so in the people's grace For her sadness* and her benignity, *sedateness That of the people greatest voice had she: And some were rich and had a badde name.†   (source)
  • * *sedateness And when that he *on her was condescended,* *had selected her* He thought his choice might not be amended; For when that he himself concluded had, He thought each other manne' s wit so bad, That impossible it were to reply Against his choice; this was his fantasy.†   (source)
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  • They were to be sedate in bearing, unapproachable, regal even, but possessed of arcane and potentially lethal recipes, and capable of inspiring the most incendiary passions in men.†   (source)
  • But I'm gonna move real slow and sedate, bein' the lady that I am.†   (source)
  • Not that you'll feel any pain—we'll heavily sedate you until …."†   (source)
  • Though the exhibition was moderately crowded, still it had the sedate, meandering feel of a backwater, a certain vacuum-sealed calm: long sighs and extravagant exhalations like a room full of students taking a test.†   (source)
  • Eventually, they have no choice but to sedate me.†   (source)
  • Normally patients are anesthetized during the procedure and don't feel a thing, but my aunt had once let slip that during my mother's third procedure they had refused to sedate her, thinking that the anesthesia might be interfering with her brain's response to the cure.†   (source)
  • At that precise moment, if the order came to sedate, he wasn't sure if he would, or could.†   (source)
  • Now relax before I call the nurse back to sedate you.†   (source)
  • How about a slightly more sedate example?†   (source)
  • "Are you sure you don't want us to sedate him?"†   (source)
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  • You look so …. sedate.†   (source)
  • The house-for the most part designed by Mr. Clutter, who thereby proved himself a sensible and sedate, if not notably decorative, architect-had been built in 1048 for forty thousand dollars.†   (source)
  • He could sedate me, too, and send me off to oblivion.†   (source)
  • Are you going to sedate her?†   (source)
  • He ran over to Arya, and she to him, and they met in the middle between the two dragons, who followed at a more sedate pace, their steps weighing heavily on the ground.†   (source)
  • Phenobarbital, to sedate you.†   (source)
  • Out of the corner of his eye, he saw that Sarah had followed him out in a more sedate fashion.†   (source)
  • Soon the FBI and the Los Angeles police would come storming into the relatively sedate offices of the Times.†   (source)
  • As a bell from the clock tower joins the one from University Hall, 219 professors, in their gowns and caps of crimson, royal blue, and deep purple-like a sedate Renaissance festival-follow the incoming freshmen onto the main green.†   (source)
  • But that me never had the experience of minding his own business at a small record shop in Minneapolis when one guy recognized me and shouted out my name and it was like watching popcorn kernels in hot oil: First one went, then another, then an explosion of them, until all these sedate record-store slackers suddenly became a mob, surrounding me, then tackling me.†   (source)
  • He and a handful of his rabid followers claimed that these older, more sedate congregations were corrupting the Word of God and placating backsliders and otherwise serving as havens for alleged Christians who were lukewarm at best.†   (source)
  • She wore a tidy, rose toned suit with a sedate gold circle on the lapel.†   (source)
  • I had the pleasure of spending my evenings with my Harvard friends in the joys of serene, sedate conversation, and perhaps it is worth my while to add, I had the pleasure of seeing a great many and of feeling some very [pretty] girls.†   (source)
  • He was stepping as sedate as a phaeton pony when we reached the rectory yard.†   (source)
  • And they will either sedate and isolate her in a containment vessel—or they will kill her.†   (source)
  • Francisco worked in a copper foundry, John worked in a railroad roundhouse, and Ragnar-no, Miss Taggart, Ragnar was not the least, but the most studiously sedate of the threehe worked as clerk in the university library.†   (source)
  • Sedate, she decided, smiling a little.†   (source)
  • If it was handsome, it was all a cold, sedate handsomeness that gave off a somewhat disturbing aura of wisdom and pain, of having lived deeply, suffered, rallied, despaired, laughed at her despair until the face that survived all these countless darkening moods and transfigurements was lined with discernment, with a resolute sense of commitment to form, and the power to be amused slightly by the whole long journey.†   (source)
  • Her dress has a high collar and an elaborate ruffle running down both sides of the bright green bodice—no sedate gray or black for Eugenia Spence.†   (source)
  • When he had the D.T.'s I would give him half a grain of morphine to sedate him for 12 hours and he would come out of it ok.†   (source)
  • The road was full of traffic, which, though grim and sedate, was traffic nonetheless.†   (source)
  • When the interests of the people are different than what they may want, it is the government's duty to guard those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion and give them time for cooler, sedate reflection.†   (source)
  • The Army of Northern Virginia is cornered in a sedate little village called Appomattox Court House—Lee's 8,000 men surrounded on three sides by Grant's 60,000.†   (source)
  • Then they had to go ahead and sedate me again because I kept clawing at my neck and ripping out my IV.†   (source)
  • George was boisterous where I was sedate, outgoing where I was shy, chunky and square-cut where I was long and angular.†   (source)
  • There was nothing to change his mind about the Spaniard-to make him think that this sedate man, installed on the lighted stage with his foot on a rest the way he liked to present himself, hadn't a secret practice of going out to a dark and shady place on his own, and wouldn't seek out as a further preoccupation in his life some stranger's disgrace or necessity, some marked, designated house.†   (source)
  • He wanted to shout at his friends, tell them to sedate him.†   (source)
  • "Do you want me to have them sedate you until it's over?" asks Haymitch.†   (source)
  • True to her word, she poured an enormous glass of wine, then a more sedate one for her cousin.†   (source)
  • The lawyers suggested I go for a more sedate look.†   (source)
  • Very good, he said, all solemn and sedate, just as if he was what he pretended to be; and I had to admire him.†   (source)
  • It stood aloof on the Georgia coast—dignified, sedate, refined—looking down its nose at Atlanta, which was then a twenty-year-old frontier town three hundred miles inland.†   (source)
  • Just as with the last time, she said she would sedate him and insert a tube into his stomach to release the gas causing the bloating.†   (source)
  • By contrast Hobie lived and wafted like some great sea mammal in his own mild atmosphere, the dark brown of tea stains and tobacco, where every clock in the house said something different and time didn't actually correspond to the standard measure but instead meandered along at its own sedate tick-tock, obeying the pace of his antique-crowded backwater, far from the factory-built, epoxy-glued version of the world.†   (source)
  • He touched a comparatively sedate quartet of figures painted on the highest balcony, looking down calmly on the mayhem below them.†   (source)
  • Maybe it was just I'd sobered up a bit, no longer the chronic waste and splendor of those blazing adolescent drunks, our own little warrior tribe of two rampaging in the desert; maybe this was just how it was when you got older, although it was impossible to imagine Boris (in Warsaw, Karmeywallag, New Guinea, wherever) living a sedate prelude-to-adulthood life such as the one I'd fallen into.†   (source)
  • We'll sedate you and numb the area of the incision, but there aren't any nerves in the brain so it's a relatively painless process.†   (source)
  • Gyuri was keeping watch out front, on the street, in the light drizzle which had just begun to fall—"In, in," he hissed, sliding into the back seat and waving me to come in after him, just as Boris and Victor Cherry burst out of the restaurant and hopped in too and off we drove, at a sedate and anticlimactic speed.†   (source)
  • Sedate him.†   (source)
  • It used to be sedate wood-rimmed glass counters, with gloves in standard models, appropriate wristwatches, accent scarves in floral prints.†   (source)
  • It was easier—and frankly, more comfortable—to think their mom was more sedate than daring, more of a plodder than someone with experiences that would surprise them.†   (source)
  • She stared at him, bewildered, and he walked away, tossing the flowers like a ball in his hand-a broad, straight figure in a sedate, expensive, businessman's overcoat, going off into the distance against the straight cliffs of office buildings with the spring sun sparkling on their windows.†   (source)
  • "You must be more gentle, dear, more sedate," Ellen told her daughter.†   (source)
  • It would never do to appear sedate and elderly before Melanie's sweet youthfulness.†   (source)
  • If we adhere faithfully to the Charter of the United Nations and walk forward in sedate and sober strength seeking no one's land or treasure, seeking to lay no arbitrary control upon the thoughts of men; if all British moral and material forces and convictions are joined with your own in fraternal association, the high-roads of the future will be clear, not only for us but for all, not only for our time, but for a century to come.†   (source)
  • She was wrapping the sandwiches carefully in grease-proof paper, and her sedate movements had a curious effect of unreality.†   (source)
  • Those who had been to the picture houses in the middle of the town came a little later, and looked more sedate, though a few were still laughing.†   (source)
  • If we adhere faithfully to the Charter of the United Nations and walk forward in sedate and sober strength seeking no one's land or treasure, seeking to lay no arbitrary control upon the thoughts of men; if all British moral and material forces and convictions are joined with your own in fraternal association, the high-roads of the future will be clear, not only for us but for all, not only for our time, but for a century to come.†   (source)
  • Suddenly he remembered - for no apparent reason - a day of rain at the American seminary, the glass windows of the library steamed over with the central heating, the tall shelves of sedate books, and a young man - a stranger from Tuscon - drawing his initials on the pane with his finger - that was peace.†   (source)
  • Everyone edged forward, in anticipation, trying to imagine what the sedate doctor could propose that would be shocking.†   (source)
  • Melanie, bonneted and shawled, sedate in newly acquired matronly dignity, hung on his arm and the entire personnel of Tara, black and white, turned out to see Ashley off to the war.†   (source)
  • But for all her plainness of feature and smallness of stature, there was a sedate dignity about her movements that was oddly touching and far older than her seventeen years.†   (source)
  • The shiny carriages of Yankee officers' wives and newly rich Carpetbaggers splashed mud on the dilapidated buggies of the townspeople, and gaudy new homes of wealthy strangers crowded in among the sedate dwellings of older citizens.†   (source)
  • Through the open French windows, she caught glimpses of the older women seated in the drawing room, sedate in dark silks as they sat fanning themselves and talking of babies and sicknesses and who had married whom and why.†   (source)
  • The more sedate and older sections of the South looked down their noses at the up-country Georgians, but here in north Georgia, a lack of the niceties of classical education carried no shame, provided a man was smart in the things that mattered.†   (source)
  • When she has every reason to be more sedate, because she's more than a little ill.†   (source)
  • Philip preserved a sedate exterior, but in his heart he was bubbling over with excitement.†   (source)
  • Jane looked a little paler than usual, but more sedate than Elizabeth had expected.†   (source)
  • On the way home the children felt that something solemn had happened, and were very sedate.†   (source)
  • Already there, with curious eyebrows raised, They sit sedate, and hope to be amazed.†   (source)
  • Distracted hens in coops occupied spots where formerly stood chairs supporting sedate agriculturists.†   (source)
  • This sudden development, reported by Bella to her mother, was of sufficient import to cause Mrs. Griffiths as well as Samuel, if not Gilbert, later to decide to make the best of a situation which obviously was being forced upon them and themselves invite Clyde for dinner—Christmas Day—a sedate affair to which many others were bid.†   (source)
  • Kennicott, Sam Clark, Jackson Elder, young Dr. McGanum, and James Madison Howland, teetering on their toes near the stove, conversed with the sedate pomposity of the commercialist.†   (source)
  • On the worn brown rug he saw a froth of rose-colored chiffon lingerie; on the sedate Morris chair a girl's silver slipper.†   (source)
  • I am quite amazed, to tell the truth, that such a sedate, plodding fellow as you should have entertained such a craze for a moment.†   (source)
  • "Ah, how awfully kind of the van der Luydens—they've sent their man over from Skuytercliff to meet us," Archer exclaimed, as a sedate person out of livery approached them and relieved the maid of her bags.†   (source)
  • He was of a more sedate turn of mind.†   (source)
  • "Well, now, my dear," he resumed, pleasantly and reassuringly, impressed by her attractive and yet sober appearance and wondering for the moment what could have upset so clean, modest and sedate-looking a girl, and hence not a little amused by her "now that I see you,"—"Just what is there about me 'now that you see me,' " he repeated after her, "that so frightens you?†   (source)
  • This was how Joachim put it—and it pained everyone to see this gentle, sedate young man in open rebellion.†   (source)
  • But one mark of a writer's greatness is that different minds can find in him different inspirations; and Professor Erlin, who hated the Prussians, gave his enthusiastic admiration to Goethe because his works, Olympian and sedate, offered the only refuge for a sane mind against the onslaughts of the present generation.†   (source)
  • And it had to be done very soon, because once too much myosin had formed in the muscles, it was no longer possible, and then he would lie there staring—and that was the end of the sedate notion of "slumber."†   (source)
  • In consideration of this eminent public service, the Barnacle then in power had recommended the Crown to bestow a pension of two or three hundred a-year on his widow; to which the next Barnacle in power had added certain shady and sedate apartments in the Palaces at Hampton Court, where the old lady still lived, deploring the degeneracy of the times in company with several other old ladies of both sexes.†   (source)
  • This gallant young man, who seemed to love without feeling, and to recommend himself without complaisance, directly handed over the word to Miss Fairfax, and with a particular degree of sedate civility entreated her to study it.†   (source)
  • But all he said was so prettily sedate, and the naivete of his youthful egotism was so obvious, that he disarmed his hearers.†   (source)
  • "It's nothing but misfortunes now," she added suddenly with that peculiarly sedate air which children try hard to assume when they want to speak like grown-up people.†   (source)
  • Or, if she were in a very sedate and serious state of mind, she would sit down with the tablets, and a little basket of bills and other documents, which looked more like curl-papers than anything else, and endeavour to get some result out of them.†   (source)
  • In this I found to my surprise that the sedate Ernest succeeded quite as well as his more impetuous brother Fritz.†   (source)
  • A reel or fling of some sort was in progress; and the usually sedate Farfrae was in the midst of the other dancers in the costume of a wild Highlander, flinging himself about and spinning to the tune.†   (source)
  • "This," remarked the sedate observer beside me, "is a bookworm,--one of those men who are born to gnaw dead thoughts.†   (source)
  • The character of its inhabitants, which had always been sedate and reflective, became argumentative and austere.†   (source)
  • After a few words touching his qualifications, I engaged him, glad to have among my corps of copyists a man of so singularly sedate an aspect, which I thought might operate beneficially upon the flighty temper of Turkey, and the fiery one of Nippers.†   (source)
  • It was on the very fact of being so young that Petya counted for success in reaching the Emperor—he even thought how surprised everyone would be at his youthfulness—and yet in the arrangement of his collar and hair and by his sedate deliberate walk he wished to appear a grown-up man.†   (source)
  • But appearing to remark that Mr. Wickfield went on with his dinner in the same sedate, immovable manner, and that there was no hope of making him relax a muscle of his face, he added: 'However, I have said what I came to say, and, with another apology for this intrusion, I may take myself off.†   (source)
  • On the afternoon of every Sunday a large contingent of the Casterbridge journeymen—steady churchgoers and sedate characters—having attended service, filed from the church doors across the way to the Three Mariners Inn.†   (source)
  • When occasions present themselves in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.†   (source)
  • I went up to my bedroom to change my wet clothes; and the vast extent of that old wainscoted apartment (which was over the archway leading to the Inn, I remember), and the sedate immensity of the four-post bedstead, and the indomitable gravity of the chests of drawers, all seemed to unite in sternly frowning on the fortunes of Traddles, or on any such daring youth.†   (source)
  • Eleanor's countenance was dejected, yet sedate; and its composure spoke her inured to all the gloomy objects to which they were advancing.†   (source)
  • His tartan was a brilliant crimson and black that blazed among the more sedate MacKenzies in their green and white.†   (source)
  • His footsteps clattered down the first flight of stairs, slowing on the second to the more sedate pace suitable to a laird's entrance, as he neared the ground floor.†   (source)
  • Queenie lowered her head and fell to cropping the grassuntil Luster mountedand hauled her head up and harried her into motion again, then he squared hiselbows and with the switch and the reins held high he assumed a swaggeringattitude out of all proportion to the sedate cropping of Queenie's hooves and the organlike basso of her internal accompaniment.†   (source)
  • It was an ancient and a sad matron of a sedate look and christian walking, in habit dun beseeming her megrims and wrinkled visage, nor did her hortative want of it effect for incontinently Punch Costello was of them all embraided and they reclaimed the churl with civil rudeness some and shaked him with menace of blandishments others whiles they all chode with him, a murrain seize the dolt, what a devil he would be at, thou chuff, thou puny, thou got in peasestraw, thou losel, thou…†   (source)
  • O shade so sedate and decorous by day, with calm countenance and regulated pace, But away at night as you fly, none looking—O then the unloosen'd ocean, Of tears! tears! tears!†   (source)
  • Sedate and quiet the comparing lies, Formed but to check, deliberate, and advise.†   (source)
  • Admit, for so is the fact, that this plan is only RECOMMENDED, not imposed, yet let it be remembered that it is neither recommended to BLIND approbation, nor to BLIND reprobation; but to that sedate and candid consideration which the magnitude and importance of the subject demand, and which it certainly ought to receive.†   (source)
  • To whom, with count'nance calm, and soul sedate, Thus Turnus: "Then begin, and try thy fate: My message to the ghost of Priam bear; Tell him a new Achilles sent thee there."†   (source)
  • Thus saide the sad* folk in that city, *sedate When that the people gazed up and down; For they were glad, right for the novelty, To have a newe lady of their town.†   (source)
  • However, upon the most sedate consideration, I resolved that it was absolutely necessary to conceal it all and not make the least discovery of it either to mother or husband; and thus I lived with the greatest pressure imaginable for three years more, but had no more children.†   (source)
  • When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.†   (source)
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