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staid
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
respectable or conservative, and low-keyed in behavior — possibly a bit dull
  • Her appearance always acted as a damper to the curiosity raised by her oral oddities: hard-featured and staid, she had no point to which interest could attach.
    Chapter 12 (23% in)
  • There she sat, staid and taciturn-looking, as usual, in her brown stuff gown, her check apron, white handkerchief, and cap.
    Chapter 16 (8% in)

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