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Chalons is an ideally situated city, with a placidness which the slow current of the Sane does not disturb.

In her whole attitude there is a sort of gravity and placidness, something of the half-asleep air of a person ruminating.

The conversation of these innocent and guileless lovers was, as it were, in unison with the placidness of the evening.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French placide (15c.) and directly from Latin placidus "pleasing, peaceful, quiet, gentle, still, calm," from placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placidly; placidness.

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