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placid
used in Light in August

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Definition
calm and not easily excited
  • The squatting men along the wall look at her still and placid face and they think as Armstid thought and as Varner thinks: that she is thinking of a scoundrel who deserted her in trouble and who they believe that she will never see again, save his coattails perhaps already boardflat with running.
    Chapter 1 (85% in)
  • He knew now that when he ran to the cabin and looked in, he expected to see her sitting up; perhaps to be met by her at the door, placid, unchanged, timeless.
    Chapter 17 (31% in)
  • Neither is it placid and serene.
    Chapter 17 (83% in)
  • They are not to lose it, in whatever peaceful valleys, beside whatever placid and reassuring streams of old age, in the mirroring faces of whatever children they will contemplate old disasters and newer hopes.
    Chapter 19 (99% in)
  • But that's what he was talking about, and her listening placid and calm, like she had heard it before and she knew that she never even had to bother to say either yes or no to him.
    Chapter 21 (54% in)

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