1 I saw that turbulent emotions possessed her, so I asked what I thought would be some sedative questions about her little girl.
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.
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3 The drought which Reuben administered was of a sedative and narcotic quality, and secured the patient sound and undisturbed slumbers.
4 I am sure that, with your symptoms, my friend Dr. Watson here would prescribe a sedative.
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5 Bessie now endeavoured to persuade her to take a sedative draught: she succeeded with difficulty.
6 "You must be more gentle, dear, more sedate," Ellen told her daughter.
7 It would never do to appear sedate and elderly before Melanie's sweet youthfulness.
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.
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.
10 Everyone edged forward, in anticipation, trying to imagine what the sedate doctor could propose that would be shocking.
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.
12 Jane looked a little paler than usual, but more sedate than Elizabeth had expected.
13 On the way home the children felt that something solemn had happened, and were very sedate.
14 But all he said was so prettily sedate, and the naivete of his youthful egotism was so obvious, that he disarmed his hearers.
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.