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- n. The state or quality of being sedate; calmness of mind, manner, or countenance; composure; placidity; serenity; tranquillity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being sedate; calmness of mind, manner, or countenance; composure; placidity; serenity; tranquillity: as, sedateness of temper; sedateness of countenance.
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- n. a trait of dignified seriousness
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No wifely sedateness in this other, nor calm strength of control; but rather the waywardness of mutable desires, rough-shod imperiousness and strange moods.
No longer puppies, vaguely proud of the sedateness of maturity, they strove to be proud and sedate while all their impulse was to rush together in a frantic ecstasy.
My guess would be that in a society without much in the way of leash laws or big backyards, dogs with anti-social habits are dealt with, summarily, and that selects for pro-social habits of sedateness among the survivors.
But it never takes Americans long to conquer sedateness, and soon roadside restaurants were being built in the shapes of giant oranges and milk cartons and upside-down ice cream cones.
The rubber was conducted with all that gravity of deportment and sedateness of demeanour which befit the pursuit entitled
But, indeed, she only to make a face at me, so that I did be near like to shake her unto sedateness.
Born of a good family in Toulouse, and allied by marriage to the minister who first took him under his protection, Ernest had that air of good-breeding which comes of an education begun in the cradle; and the habit of managing business affairs gave him a certain sedateness which was not pedantic, — though pedantry is the natural outgrowth of premature gravity.
But I was taken by that air of cold And statuesque sedateness, when she said 'I'm going'; lit a taper, bowed her head, And went, as with the stride of Pallas bold.
“You alarm me exceedingly, by this moving sedateness.”
The sedateness of her aspect and her kind compliance in this meeting gave me hopes.