The atmosphere, however, was strange and staidly conventional.
Vivie walked quite firmly and staidly from the tram halt to the Walckers' house in the Rue Haute.
Hand in hand, they skated together, laughingly at first, then staidly talking in a low tone.
As they rode back to camp behind the staidly moving herd, Conrad asked Peters if he knew what caused the stampede.
But the ...