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placid
used in Of Human Bondage

9 uses
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Definition
calm and not easily excited
  • At last even the placidity of Professor Erlin was moved, and he insisted that his wife should speak to the Chinaman.
    29-30 — Chapters 29-30 (59% in)
  • And Philip, easily moved by the emotion of others, very emotional himself notwithstanding a placid exterior, his face, partly by nature but also from the habit of all these years at school, seldom except by his quick flushing showed what he felt, Philip was deeply touched by what the master said.
    19-20 — Chapters 19-20 (78% in)
  • Philip said nothing, and his face was perfectly placid; but he could not prevent the twinkle in his eyes.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (41% in)
  • It was placid and sullen.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (66% in)
  • A change came over Cronshaw's placid, round face.
    49-50 — Chapters 49-50 (97% in)
  • His face was placid, but he could not prevent the mad beating of his heart.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (95% in)
  • They thought him reasonable and praised his common sense; but he knew that his placid expression was no more than a mask, assumed unconsciously, which acted like the protective colouring of butterflies; and himself was astonished at the weakness of his will.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (94% in)
  • The baby was sleeping placidly.
    91-92 — Chapters 91-92 (6% in)
  • Sally attended to her business with serene competence and she accepted placidly the silence which to him was so embarrassing.
    119-120 — Chapters 119-120 (78% in)

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