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Word: stolid

Definition: dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected


Sentences Containing 'stolid'

By the side of the knight is laid Stolid man Sancho too, Than whom a squire more true Was not in the esquire trade.
The gentleman from Tellson's had nothing left for it but to empty his glass with an air of stolid desperation, settle his odd little flaxen wig at the ears, and follow the waiter to Miss Manette's apartment.
They all failed to understand my gestures; some were simply stolid, some thought it was a jest and laughed at me.
We can see the whole scene at a glance, the stolid unconsciousness of Sancho and the perplexity of his master, upon whose perception the incongruity has just forced itself.
We may deduce the chronology of this period only if the dates for the Sounion and Volodmera groups are correct since there is no external evidence for the dates of this style; however, we can usefully compare the heads on vase painting of middle Corinthian 600-575 which share the same stolid expression, flat skull, large eyes and horizontal mouth.
``Emigrants have no rights, Evremonde,''was the stolid reply.

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