1 Candide was very pleased with an actress who played Queen Elizabeth in a somewhat insipid tragedy sometimes acted.
2 He found the man to his taste, but the girl insipid.
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3 She thought him insipid, silly, stupid, useless, foppish, displeasing, impertinent, and extremely ugly.
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4 Your third estate is insipid, colorless, odorless, and shapeless.
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5 Then the tune with its feet always on the same spot, became sugared, insipid; bored a hole with its perpetual invocation to perpetual adoration.
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6 If I must give my opinion, I have always thought it the most insipid play in the English language.
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7 The comfort, the freedom, the gaiety of the room was over, hushed into cold composure, determined silence, or insipid talk, to meet the heartless elegance of her father and sister.
8 The sarcasm that had repelled, the harshness that had startled me once, were only like keen condiments in a choice dish: their presence was pungent, but their absence would be felt as comparatively insipid.
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9 She was not of so ungovernable a temper as Lydia; and, removed from the influence of Lydia's example, she became, by proper attention and management, less irritable, less ignorant, and less insipid.
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10 There was a kind of cold hearted selfishness on both sides, which mutually attracted them; and they sympathised with each other in an insipid propriety of demeanor, and a general want of understanding.
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11 In fact, brandy was good almost any time, so much better than insipid wine.
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12 I had imagined, on the contrary, that on coming in he would at once break into his habitual thin, shrill laugh and fall to making his insipid jokes and witticisms.
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13 Her complexion was exquisitely fair, but the noble cast of her head and features prevented the insipidity which sometimes attaches to fair beauties.
14 Such and such a formality or action, which, in any other situation would have appeared merely a deference to him, now seemed insipidity, and he nerved himself against it.
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