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At the beginning of the war, Alathea was sent from London to live with her rather staid grandfather Lord Fitzalan and maiden Aunt Magdalen at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, her mother visiting rarely.

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As she chronicles, she held deep insecurities about her own place in her husband’s political orbit, Washington’s staid protocols and the Navy hierarchy.

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He has vowed to eschew many of the ceremony’s staid traditions and make the broadcast look like an actual movie.

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Mondale’s young age established his ties to the “new politics,” but his staid style placed him in the realm of the old.

Most political memoirs these days are staid, buttoned-down affairs, written with an eye on a higher office or a place in history.

The superhero medium is so staid that temporary exposure to a black lead is considered groundbreaking.

New entryway plans look more Rodeo Drive than staid tropical hideaway.

The staid old NFL soon faced competition from the upstart AFL, which, of course, put a team in New York.

But for all its madcap zaniness, Woke Up Lonely easily refutes the idea that the novel is a staid, obsolete form of writing.

That's right, I said it: this is a landmark victory for the forces of staid, bourgeois sexual morality.

Lucy clapped her hands with delight, her more staid cousin was rapt in pleased astonishment.

After that the little girl staid mostly with the stewardess, and was comparatively happy.

How long they would have staid is uncertain if there had not come a second knock at the kitchen door.

My wife not very well went home, I staid late there seeing them play at cards, and so home to bed.

So home, calling in at my father's, but staid not, my father and mother being both forth.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to staid, such as: decorous, dignified, sedate, sober, solemn, and somber.

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