Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a sedate manner; calmly; serenely; without mental agitation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Calmly, without excessive emotion.
  • adverb With little energy.

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

  • adverb in a sedate manner

Etymologies

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sedate +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He climbs in sedately and fills the seat with his well-built person, his large Circassian moustaches standing out before him.

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  • When the dogs finally tired of the game, the group walked sedately back to the condo building.

    Fatal Error

  • I find myself a bit nonplussed by this question … my weekends are either crowded with concerts or sedately empty of activity.

    2009 February « Becca’s Byline

  • Musically it unfolds far too sedately, with vocal declamation over smoothly contoured orchestral ostinatos, pitched somewhere between recent Philip Glass and the John Adams of The Death of Klinghoffer, as the default musical idiom.

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  • I find myself a bit nonplussed by this question … my weekends are either crowded with concerts or sedately empty of activity.

    How Was Your Weekend?

  • “Your debt to society—specifically, repairing the portion of the city you burned down,” the man said sedately.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Playing under the shelter of an open, vaulted passageway to an intimate audience of about 50 on the terrace, Ms. Vetruccio began sedately with Chopin's "Nocturne in D-flat major," then proceeded with rising energy to Liszt's "Liebestraum No. 3" and Chopin's exhilarating "Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante," all marked by an arresting combination of vitality and technical precision.

    Al Fresco in Rome, Pianist Valeria Vetriccio Plays Gershwin and Chopin

  • “Your debt to society—specifically, repairing the portion of the city you burned down,” the man said sedately.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • When the dogs finally tired of the game, the group walked sedately back to the condo building.

    Fatal Error

  • “Your debt to society—specifically, repairing the portion of the city you burned down,” the man said sedately.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

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