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Word: staid

Definition: serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony


Sentences Containing 'staid'

It was a cool spot, staid but cheerful, a wonderful place for echoes, and a very harbor from the raging streets.
For, what would staid British responsibility and respectability have said to orange trees in boxes in a Bank courtyard, and even to a Cupid over the counter?
I didn't stop to think about anything, I just tilted over backwards and landed on the floor, and staid there.
I staid faithfully by him until his comedy was finished.
Perhaps by the time you return to Paris, I shall be quite a sober, staid father of a family!
My always keeping good hours, and giving little trouble in the family, made her unwilling to part with me; so that, when I talk'd of a lodging I had heard of, nearer my business, for two shillings a week, which, intent as I now was on saving money, made some difference, she bid me not think of it, for she would abate me two shillings a week for the future; so I remained with her at one shilling and sixpence as long as I staid in London.
It was not till the seige of Veii, that they who staid at home began to contribute something towards maintaining those who went to war.
She had a little basket-trifle hanging at her side, with keys in it; and she looked as staid and as discreet a housekeeper as the old house could have.
I made allowance for Steerforth's light way of treating the subject, and, considering it with reference to the staid air of gravity and antiquity which I associated with that 'lazy old nook near St. Paul's Churchyard', did not feel indisposed towards my aunt's suggestion; which she left to my free decision, making no scruple of telling me that it had occurred to her, on her lately visiting her own proctor in Doctors' Commons for the purpose of settling her will in my favour.
We were at the height of our enjoyment, and were all busily engaged, in our several departments, endeavouring to bring the last batch of slices to a state of perfection that should crown the feast, when I was aware of a strange presence in the room, and my eyes encountered those of the staid Littimer, standing hat in hand before me.
Otherwise the staid old house was, as to its cleanliness and order, still just as it had been when I first saw it.
This was my bed all the time I staid with those people, though made more convenient by degrees, as I began to learn their language and make my wants known.
For the queen, whom I always attended, never went farther when she accompanied the king in his progresses, and there staid till his majesty returned from viewing his frontiers.
We staid there three weeks to refresh our crew, many of whom were sick.
I staid three months in this country, out of perfect obedience to his majesty; who was pleased highly to favour me, and made me very honourable offers.
We sailed with a fair wind to the Cape of Good Hope, where we staid only to take in fresh water.
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
Such an unwonted bustle was he in that the staid Starbuck, his official superior, quietly resigned to him for the time the sole management of affairs.

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