Usage examples for sedate

  1. Mrs. Penniman, it is true, fought the battle of life steadily with her plain and fancy dressmaking, but with no visible glory; and Winona herself was becoming a drab, sedate spinster, troubled about many things. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. " It was for these reasons that I sent Sylvia to write at the dictation of the sedate author of the forthcoming book on European travel. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  3. After dreaming at Silchester I'd begun to wonder if I hadn't grown rather too much into a type of that sedate and sleepy city. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  4. And, in a measure he succeeded; at least, he subdued their more fond expression, and only grew sedate, instead of passionate. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  5. Gilbert, approaching with them, was first recognized by his old friend, Sally Fairthorn, whose voice of salutation was so loud and cheery, as to cause two or three sedate old " women- friends" to turn their heads in grave astonishment. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  6. It is astounding to see sedate men contradict themselves in that way. – Boer Politics by Yves Guyot
  7. His letter was sedate in tone, very sweet to her. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. To- night, with a vague sense of guilt which made the escapade but the more electric, while his daughter had imagined that he was getting himself sedately into his long- tailed, sedate nightgown, he was beaming warmly upon the highly entertained group of ranch hands down in the men's bunk- house, whither, by the way, he had been led by Barbee. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  9. " Indeed she will," said Ralph; " but you mustn't think we are going to confine ourselves to that sedate conveyance and the old mare. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  10. But I forgot all about him and his hurry when, shortly after, we sat at the table- d'hote at the hotel, and the sedate Germans lit their cigars, some of them before they had finished eating, and sat smoking as if there were plenty of leisure for everything in this world. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  11. It was a sweet face he saw; one that was sedate, but had a promise of innumerable smiles. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  12. If an Orator, then, who is ambitious to win the palm of Eloquence, has any thing to deliver which is warm and cutting, let his voice be strong and quick;- if what is calm and gentle, let it be mild and easy;- if what is grave and sedate, let it be cool and settled;- and if what is mournful and affecting, let his accents be plaintive and flexible. – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
  13. The sedate portion of the company are the same as usual. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  14. And afterward, she covered me with the cloak, and kist me very sedate upon the lips; and then to her own side, and to come very nice and happy under the cloak, and so to her rest. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  15. She was quite a sedate young lady by the time she joined them at the well, and Tommy was the first to feel the change. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  16. The house, being filled with people on their way to the races, resounded all the evening with jokes and merriment; and when the well- disposed retired to bed, and flattered themselves they were just sinking into repose, a mob of their evil- minded friends, headed by an Irish barrister and the usually sedate Crown Solicitor, beat down the door, and pulled them forth again. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  17. For a few moments Paul only heard the roar of the surf, the noise of the distant town, and the short breathing of the sedate negro beside him. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
  18. Rather sedate, I remember, for a girl." – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  19. But each of these authors was prior to Isocrates: so that the preference can be due to him only for his moderate use, and not for the invention of the art: for as he is certainly much easier in the turn of his metaphors, and the choice of his words, so his numbers are more composed and sedate. – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
  20. And you will tell John what a sedate and gentle companion I was? – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton