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  • adj. comparative form of staid: more staid


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  • That was left to what seemed like a slightly staider, more grown-up name on the high street: Zara.

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  • In an electoral campaign that has electrified the South American nation, last week he surged in the polls to overtake his staider rivals – most notably the former defence minister, Juan Manuel Santos, who had been viewed as the shoo-in heir to Alvaro Uribe, the pro-Washington incumbent who is about to step down.

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  • They affect us most powerfully as teenagers, but then most of us move on to sterner, staider stuff.

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  • Sensible as always, TFC Financial's Joslin, based in staider Boston, points out that corporate earnings and balance sheets are robust even in the dance of an underperforming and vulnerable economy.

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  • Darwin, although he visited Australia as a young man, expressed the same sentiment in staider, less antipodean terms: ‘I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars.’


  • They affect us most powerfully as teenagers, but then most of us move on to sterner, staider stuff. ...

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  • Among the staider set, execs are ditching bulky billfolds for slim card cases.

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  • Washington, Feb. 8 — John Edwards learned the hard way this week of the perils of grafting the raucous culture of the Internet to the decidedly staider world of a presidential campaign.

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  • He was fond of her — almost too passionately fond, for her staider liking — but he was unused to thwart his own will in anything, least of all in those seeming trifles, for the consideration of which true selfishness bethinks itself.

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  • But an apology is due the staider reader for the seeming levity of this narrative adventure.

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