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placid
used in Howards End

4 uses
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Definition
calm and not easily excited
  • He and Dolly are sitting in deckchairs, and their motor is regarding them placidly from its garage across the lawn.
    Chapter 21 (89% in)
  • When I saw all the others so placid, and Paul mad with terror in case I said the wrong thing, I felt for a moment that the whole Wilcox family was a fraud, just a wall of newspapers and motor-cars and golf-clubs, and that if it fell I should find nothing behind it but panic and emptiness.
    Chapter 4 (36% in)
  • A short-frocked edition of Charles also regards them placidly; a perambulator edition is squeaking; a third edition is expected shortly.
    Chapter 21 (93% in)
  • "Why, Dolly!" said Margaret, placidly kissing her.
    Chapter 32 (5% in)

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