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  • He received the information quite placidly, as if it had no special interest for him. Cited from El Dorado, by Baroness Orczy [More Pimpernel]
  • She was quite composed on her arrival and placidly directed affairs all through. Cited from Attempted Assassination of T. Roosevelt, by Remey, Cochems and Bloodgood
  • Before it came she opened her eyes, and looked at them placidly. Cited from The First Soprano, by Mary Hitchcock
  • He merely looked up at them, as if placidly waiting their will. Cited from The Forest Runners, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • After a while she would accept a plain gold ring from him just as placidly. Cited from The Purple Heights, by Marie Conway Oemler
  • His love for her returned and settled placidly on his heart. Cited from Tales of the Jazz Age, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • They would lie in bed and talk placidly of their daily affairs. Cited from The Old Wives' Tale, by Arnold Bennett
  • He was placidly sure of himself, of his place in the general scheme of things. Cited from The Hidden Places, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • She had thought the thing out, perhaps in the long night - when he slept placidly. Cited from Dangerous Days, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Her look lingered for a moment placidly on herself-then she started suddenly. Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • He had expected to strike fire with this, but the pale eyes looked placidly past him. Cited from The Window-Gazer, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  • Then we drink our coffee placidly, turn to some other news, and never think of him again. Cited from The Palmy Days of Nance Oldfield, by Edward Robins
  • He went out, looking at the sun from time to time, placidly smoking. Cited from The Arctic Prairies,Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Only, she seemed to be placidly content, and he was not content. Cited from The Regent, by E. Arnold Bennett
  • For nearly two hours he has been placidly sitting where I could see his face in the best light, near me. Cited from Complete Prose Works, by Walt Whitman
  • When her father and Deborah arrived, placidly she asked them what they had been doing. Cited from His Family, by Ernest Poole
  • He lay placidly staring at her, the heavy book open across his chest. Cited from The Common Law, by Robert W. Chambers
  • War was muttering at the end where two meeting-houses placidly faced each other across the street. Cited from The Ramrodders, by Holman Day
  • You, who do not love that little congregation, would have said that they were waiting placidly. Cited from The Little Minister, by J.M. Barrie
  • Reason to himself as he might, the man was unable to endure his new condition placidly. Cited from The Wolf's Long Howl, by Stanley Waterloo
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Meaning of placidly

  • adverb In a quiet and tranquil manner
    the sea now shimmered placidly before our eyes
  • adverb In a placid and good-natured manner
    I put the questions, and she answered them placidly