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staidness

Definitions

  • Isabelle staid, and sent Krit out into the World
    Isabelle staid, and sent Krit out into the World
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n staidness a trait of dignified seriousness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Staidness The quality or state of being staid; seriousness; steadiness; sedateness; regularity; -- the opposite of wildness, or levity. "If sometimes he appears too gay, yet a secret gracefulness of youth accompanies his writings, though the staidness and sobriety of age be wanting."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n staidness The state or character of being staid; sobriety; gravity; sedateness; steadiness: as, staidness and sobriety of age.
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Usage

In literature:

Rodolfo staid and helped with all the work about the house and in the field.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
But if not, certain I am that all is well with him and that he is staid only on God.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
She would have been about your age now if she had staid with me.
"The Bishop's Shadow" by I. T. Thurston
She staid there all night; nobody turned in.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 1." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There was little or no friendly intercourse; each party staid to itself.
"Roughing It, Part 3." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I staid down there an hour, and surprised the workmen when they hauled up and found a man on the rope instead of a bucket of rock.
"Roughing It, Part 5." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
So white, so young, and so calm, her every movement was harmonious, her appearance at once very staid, very noble, and very rhythmical.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
My aunt, who staid here last night, made me a visit this morning as soon as it was light.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
She had got along in years, Jenette had, without marryin', for she staid to hum and took care of her old father and mother and Tom.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4." by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
She had got along in years, Jenette had, without marryin', for she staid to hum and took care of her old father and mother and Tom.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete" by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
There are some compensations, after all, in the life of a staid old painter.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
After which there was no noise while we staid.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
After which there was no noise while we staid.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Under the shadow of the hills were staid little homes, or fresh-painted smart cottages.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
There they staid till the full and just time of her servitude had expired.
"The Adventures of Ann" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
My mother and I staid about an hour later.
"Memoir of Jane Austen" by James Edward Austen-Leigh
Those, who unhappily staid behind, were seized, plundered, and put to death.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
The Spartan children staid under their father's roof and in their mother's care until they were seven years old.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
Aleck Macdonald and I came together, and we've both staid from that day.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
Father and Willard spent ten days there while Aunt Kate and I staid with mother.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

The Captain made me tie her up
And flog while he stood by,
And then he curs'd me if I staid
My hand to hear her cry.
"The Sailor, Who Had Served In The Slave Trade." by Robert Southey
Over old Tom's dusky features
Came and staid a joyous ray;
And with saddened friends around him,
His free spirit passed away.
"Black Tom" by Anonymous Americas
His cloak upon the ground he laid
And in it gathered up the pool;
Obedient there the water staid,
And home he bore it plentiful.
"A Meditation Of St. Eligius" by George MacDonald
Oft when he join'd the youthful train,
And rov'd the woods among,
Full many a wishful look I sent,
And thought he staid too long.
"A Ballad" by Jane Bowdler
To range from Ashby-de-la-Zouch
By Lyonnesse to Locksley Hall,
Or haply, nearer home, appal
Thy father's sister's staid barouche.
"Fastness" by Rudyard Kipling
I thought once that I heard the men, and I was half afraid
That they might come and find him there; and so I went and staid
Close to the window, watching, and listening for a cry;
And he slept there like a little child—forgot his misery.
"Sheltered" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

Edgar' review: Clint Eastwood offers a solid but staid portrait of Hoover.
Zurich sheds its staid stereotype.
Ruby's presence shakes up staid Vienna Opera Ball.
A Whimsical Interpretation Of Staid Ergonomics.
Turning Staid Utilities Into Marketers.
So wrote the normally staid Financial Times, traditionally the voice of solid British business opinion, when surveying last week's tax bill.
Viner brought Hollywood to the once-staid audio book business.
Nabokov fans will be disappointed by narrator Stefan Rudnicki's stiff, staid performance in this audio version of the author's 13th novel.
IT WAS JUST 17 months ago that Jeremy Nowak strolled into the once-staid offices of Philadelphia's biggest locally oriented philanthropy, the William Penn Foundation, as its new president - a big man with big, radical ideas for change.
The staid gray lady had hired her away from the Texas Observer to spice up its pages, but the editors decided fairly rapidly that they didn't want quite that much spice.
Fitch says Panasonic's staid line of appliances may be a lifesayer.
Untitled Document A number of videos on YouTube and a recent article in the Wall Street Journal have featured a subject that obviously captivates everyone, from the hip to the staid.
The meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change this year, which opened Monday in Doha, Qatar, promises to be a more staid affair than the three previous sessions — in Copenhagen in 2009.
For those times when a staid G&T just won't cut it.
In the past, Tomb Raiders has felt very staid and staged.
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In science:

Hydrodynamics for the New Millennium The seemingly staid topic of relativistic fluid dynamics has been revolutionized in the past decade, driven in large part by the need to describe the near-perfect fluidity observed at RHIC.
Puzzles, Progress, Prospects: pre-Summary for the Quark Matter 2009 Conference
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