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staid
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
respectable or conservative, and low-keyed in behavior — possibly a bit dull
  • Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the country-side — East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.
    p. 44.9

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