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  • adjective nonstandard comparative form of sedate: more sedate


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  • Pray, Colonel Morden, [who again entered the room with a sedater aspect,] let this cause have a fair trial, I beseech you.

    Clarissa Harlowe 2006

  • She had been unjust to him, she saw it now: he was as pleased at the prospect as she herself — if in a sedater way.

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg 2003

  • This was the question of moment; and while the young danced or played, acted in charade or masquerade, and the youths wove garlands of green around their straw hats, and amused themselves by wearing long tresses and tunics, the sedater heads were solving this important question.

    Brook Farm John Thomas Codman

  • At this village the sedater portion of the party were to settle down with books, pencils and drawing-paper until the Alpine visit should have been paid.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873 Various

  • And as the mirage melted, and Clarinda again resolved into Kitty, other realities began to show themselves in a sedater and truer light to the awakened dreamer.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851 Various

  • The fellow, in fact, takes on a sedater habit, both in style and in point of view.

    Prejudices : first series, 1919

  • Her slight, girlish figure was only beginning to creep to the deeper contours of womanhood, a half curve here and there, a sudden softness in the youthful lines, certain angles trembling on the slightest of rolls, a hint, a suggestion, the shadowy prophecy of circles and half hoops that could not yet roll: the trip of her movements was troubled sometimes to a sedater motion.

    Mary, Mary James Stephens 1916

  • "Keep nothing back," he said under his breath as they followed the girl with sedater pace.

    Number Seventeen 1915

  • Their donkeys were of a sedater turn of mind than Fidilini – a fact for which Tony offered thanks.

    Jerry Junior 1907

  • So now I knew the law about the thing, and we moved on together, Oliver stretching himself consciously, and methought that even David walked with a sedater air.

    The Little White Bird; or, Adventures in Kensington gardens 1898


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