Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: staid

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


Sentences Containing 'staid'

A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
Ad time on WEBN was extremely desirable to local merchants, but the station wasn't about to permit the staid and often amateurish production values that often permeated American radio.
Beginning as early as 1919 Ukrainian clergy that staid faithful to Tikhon suffered mass reprisals.
Both the staid, respectable Ralph and the much more dashing Phil Gowan (Willard Parker), Millie's neighbor, fall in love with her.
Columnist George Will commented that Mathias was "contemplating a race—a stroll, really—for the presidency", in reference to his staid campaign.
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.
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?
He staid loyal to the Patriarch and he was first imprisoned in Tashkent in 1923, due to influence of the Renovationists who felt they could not compete with him.
I didn't stop to think about anything, I just tilted over backwards and landed on the floor, and staid there.
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.
I staid faithfully by him until his comedy was finished.
I staid one hour and left Mary gazing on the corpse, she intending to paint a portrait of him...
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.
In 1977, Chris (Christian Bale) and Marion (Emily Watson) are leading a quiet married life with their child in Eastwood in the London suburbs known as Metroland, the staid commuter region at the end of the London underground's Metropolitan Line.
It challenged both commercial movie making and the avant-garde with a style that combined amateur enthusiasm with sophisticated visual know-how and a sharp sense of social and political observation diametricly opposite of the staid formalism of the ’’experimental’’ film establishment.
It was a cool spot, staid but cheerful, a wonderful place for echoes, and a very harbor from the raging streets.
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.
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.
One night, he hears the staid and starchy Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra song called "Crazy Rhythm" on the radio and his feet spontaneously begin to move with the urge to dance; he sees this as a calling and decides to hitchhike to St.
Otherwise the staid old house was, as to its cleanliness and order, still just as it had been when I first saw it.
Perhaps by the time you return to Paris, I shall be quite a sober, staid father of a family!
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.
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.
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.
We sailed with a fair wind to the Cape of Good Hope, where we staid only to take in fresh water.
We staid there three weeks to refresh our crew, many of whom were sick.
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.
When the children went to California to visit their father they were so spoiled with expensive gifts that, when they returned to their mother in Connecticut, they were deeply discontented with what they saw as a staid lifestyle.

More Vocab Words

::: berate - scold strongly
::: lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
::: solemnity - seriousness; gravity
::: serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
::: astronomical - enormously large or extensive
::: coquette - flirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to attract the admiration of men without sincere feelings; V.
::: saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
::: virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
::: demeanor - behavior; bearing
::: chuckle - laugh quietly