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placid
used in Babbitt

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Definition
calm and not easily excited
  • "Why, Ted dear," Mrs. Babbitt said placidly, "it's not at all nice, your talking of fighting this way!"
    Chapter 6 (58% in)
  • It is one big railroad station—with all the people taking tickets for the best cemeteries," Dr. Yavitch said placidly.
    Chapter 7 (79% in)
  • She was placid and puffy and mature, where Zilla, at forty-five, was so bleached and tight-corseted that you knew only that she was older than she looked.
    Chapter 10 (19% in)
  • They solemnly spat, one after the other, into the placid water.
    Chapter 11 (49% in)
  • The first evening, he stayed out for poker with the guides, and she said in placid merriment, "My!
    Chapter 11 (86% in)
  • McKelvey was being placidly merry now with the great, the manufacturers and bankers, the land-owners and lawyers and surgeons who had chauffeurs and went to Europe.
    Chapter 15 (21% in)
  • As he settled down he tried to look pompous and placid.
    Chapter 20 (16% in)
  • "Why, George," she said placidly, "I thought you always insisted that all strikers ought to be put in jail."
    Chapter 27 (87% in)
  • In all the activities and triumphs of the Good Citizens' League Babbitt took part, and completely won back to self-respect, placidity, and the affection of his friends.
    Chapter 34 (19% in)

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