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 Major was eminently respectable, and his outlook upon life was staidly conservative.
The point lends itself to straining by its nature, though it is staidly mentioned by the staid biographer who has been quoted.