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placid
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
calm and not easily excited
  • And so, under pretence of softening the previous outrage, of stroking and soothing me into placidity, you stick a sly penknife under my ear!
    Chapter 14 (27% in)
  • April advanced to May: a bright serene May it was; days of blue sky, placid sunshine, and soft western or southern gales filled up its duration.
    Chapter 9 (11% in)
  • Mrs. Fairfax turned out to be what she appeared, a placid-tempered, kind-natured woman, of competent education and average intelligence.
    Chapter 12 (1% in)
  • "And what a sweet-tempered forehead he has!" cried Louisa, — "so smooth — none of those frowning irregularities I dislike so much; and such a placid eye and smile!"
    Chapter 18 (70% in)
  • That sky with its high and light clouds which are sure to melt away as the day waxes warm — this placid and balmly atmosphere?
    Chapter 20 (74% in)
  • I was still listening in thought to her well-remembered tones — still picturing her pale and spiritual aspect, her wasted face and sublime gaze, as she lay on her placid deathbed, and whispered her longing to be restored to her divine Father's bosom — when a feeble voice murmured from the couch behind: "Who is that?"
    Chapter 21 (85% in)
  • Yet he whom it describes scarcely impressed one with the idea of a gentle, a yielding, an impressible, or even of a placid nature.
    Chapter 29 (62% in)
  • No happy reconciliation was to be had with him — no cheering smile or generous word: but still the Christian was patient and placid; and when I asked him if he forgave me, he answered that he was not in the habit of cherishing the remembrance of vexation; that he had nothing to forgive, not having been offended.
    Chapter 34 (99% in)

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