The whole picture, as reflected in the glass, represents a woman of some elegance, rather too pale, and rather too sedate
and serious in her moments of silence and repose--in short, a person who fails to strike the ordinary observer at first sight, but who gains in general estimation on a second, and sometimes on a third view.
The girl, after leaving her entertainer, sped swiftly cross-town until she arrived at a handsome and sedate
mansion two squares to the east, facing on that avenue which is the highway of Mammon and the auxiliary gods.
Do you think that I could stay here contented with what you call my compensations - my art, the study of beautiful things, the calm epicureanism of the sedate
and simple life?
Things going on thus, as I have said, for some time, I seemed, excepting these cautions, to be reduced to my former calm, sedate
way of living.
She sez, says she," continued Dick, appealing to the sedate
pines for appreciation of Christie's rare humor, "'Wot's the use of a flume, when gold ain't there?
There were no speeches, there was but little talk, there were no frivolities; the Council filled themselves gradually, steadily, but surely, with beer, and conducted themselves with sedate
decorum, as became men of position, men of influence, men of manure.
This gallant young man, who seemed to love without feeling, and to recommend himself without complaisance, directly handed over the word to Miss Fairfax, and with a particular degree of sedate
civility entreated her to study it.