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stolid
used in The Brothers Karamazov

4 uses
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Definition
having or revealing little emotion — sometimes indicating qualities of not changing or being dependable

or (much more rarely):

of an object:  not interesting — often large and unmoving
  • "I've been waiting for you for the last hour, Krassotkin," said Smurov stolidly, and the boys strode towards the market-place.
    Book 10 — The Boys (22% in)
  • "A black nose, that means he'll be fierce, a good house-dog," Kolya observed gravely and stolidly, as if the only thing he cared about was the puppy and its black nose.
    Book 10 — The Boys (59% in)
  • Smerdyakov was stolidly silent for a while.
    Book 11 — Ivan (46% in)
  • The two merchants looked respectable, but were strangely silent and stolid.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (4% in)

There are no more uses of "stolid" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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