SEDATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SEDATIVE
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 a.  tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  I saw that turbulent emotions possessed her, so I asked what I thought would be some sedative questions about her little girl.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
2  The church is calm enough, I am sure; but it might be a steam-power loom in full action, for any sedative effect it has on me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 43. ANOTHER RETROSPECT
3  The drought which Reuben administered was of a sedative and narcotic quality, and secured the patient sound and undisturbed slumbers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  I am sure that, with your symptoms, my friend Dr. Watson here would prescribe a sedative.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  Bessie now endeavoured to persuade her to take a sedative draught: she succeeded with difficulty.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
6  "You must be more gentle, dear, more sedate," Ellen told her daughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
7  It would never do to appear sedate and elderly before Melanie's sweet youthfulness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
8  But for all her plainness of feature and smallness of stature, there was a sedate dignity about her movements that was oddly touching and far older than her seventeen years.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
9  Melanie, bonneted and shawled, sedate in newly acquired matronly dignity, hung on his arm and the entire personnel of Tara, black and white, turned out to see Ashley off to the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
10  Everyone edged forward, in anticipation, trying to imagine what the sedate doctor could propose that would be shocking.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
11  Kennicott, Sam Clark, Jackson Elder, young Dr. McGanum, and James Madison Howland, teetering on their toes near the stove, conversed with the sedate pomposity of the commercialist.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
12  Jane looked a little paler than usual, but more sedate than Elizabeth had expected.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 53
13  On the way home the children felt that something solemn had happened, and were very sedate.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 8
14  But all he said was so prettily sedate, and the naivete of his youthful egotism was so obvious, that he disarmed his hearers.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII
15  Scarlett knew these hurried preenings were being made with an eye toward meeting his wife with the appearance of a gentleman who had ridden sedately home from a call on a neighbor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
Example Sentence:
1  They use opium as a sedative, rather than as a narcotic.
2  It's safe to take a mild sedative.
3  Prescription sleeping pills are normally classified as sedative hypnotics.
4  We spent a sedate evening at home.
5  The fight against a chemical storage site has transformed a normally sedate village into a battleground.
6  The years pass and the same figure grown older and more sedate is taking command of an army of peasantry at war with their King.