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placid
used in The Fountainhead

7 uses
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Definition
calm and not easily excited
  • She let the pencil fall, and threw an arm over the back of her chair, half turning to him, watching him placidly.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (3% in)
  • "Francon hell," said the boy placidly.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (16% in)
  • "Yes, I think so," she answered placidly.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (30% in)
  • "Well, he did it with The Gallant Gallstone," said Lois Cook placidly, "and a worse piece of trash never was put down on paper.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (37% in)
  • Not a placid joy.
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (37% in)
  • Her pale eyes stared placidly out of her pale face.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (28% in)
  • The streets were still light when he came back—the placid brown haze of summer, as if dulled sunrays remained stretched too comfortably on the warm air to undertake a movement of withdrawal, even though the sun had long since gone; it made the sky look fresh and the street dirty; there were patches of brown and tired orange in the corners of old buildings.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (65% in)

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