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  • adv. In a placid manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a placid manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a placid manner; calmly; quietly; without disturbance or passion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a quiet and tranquil manner
  • adv. in a placid and good-natured manner


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  • Indeed, so dramatic was the change from the placidly religious and conservative 1950s that in 1966 this theology made it to the cover of Time magazine see Figure 4.1.

    American Grace

  • "I have had two husbands," Li Faa stated placidly.


  • But Van Horn, with Jerry panting under his hand, placidly and philosophically continued to smoke, lighting a fresh cigar when the first gave out.


  • It was a groove that bridged the Atlantic with uneventfulness, so that the ship was not a ship in the midst of the sea, but a capacious, many-corridored hotel that moved swiftly and placidly, crushing the waves into submission with its colossal bulk until the sea was a mill-pond, monotonous with quietude.


  • FOLLOWING LIKE thunder claps upon the Business Men's dinner, occurred event after event of terrifying moment; and I, little I, who had lived so placidly all my days in the quiet university town, found myself and my personal affairs drawn into the vortex of the great world-affairs.

    Chapter 10: The Vortex

  • But the next instant, one of the boatmen, placidly lighting his pipe, was startled by an unwonted harshness in his captain's voice.


  • You should be at home placidly vegetating as a banker's clerk or -- or --

    Chapter 5

  • “Music in the dairy barns to make the cows give down their milk more placidly?”


  • He was asleep on his back and breathing as placidly as a woman.

    Chapter 14

  • Fear and terror had completely vanished, and it was a placidly beautiful face -

    Flush of Gold


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