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Otherwise the staid old house was, as to its cleanliness and order, still just as it had been when I first saw it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
If that staid old house near the Green at Richmond should ever come to be haunted when I am dead, it will be haunted, surely, by my ghost.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Nikolai Petrovitch was surprised; Fenitchka, the reserved and staid Fenitchka, had never given him a caress in the presence of a third person.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
It did not occur to her that if she married Ashley she would automatically be relegated to arbors and front parlors with staid matrons in dull silks, as staid and dull as they and not a part of the fun and frolicking.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
This was my bed all the time I staid with those people, though made more convenient by degrees, as I began to learn their language and make my wants known.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
I staid three months in this country, out of perfect obedience to his majesty; who was pleased highly to favour me, and made me very honourable offers.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
Had I received any letter from Mansfield, to tell me how you were all going on, I believe I should certainly have staid; but I knew nothing that had happened here for a fortnight, and felt that I had been away long enough.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Jennings was kept away by the indisposition of her youngest daughter; and for this party, Marianne, wholly dispirited, careless of her appearance, and seeming equally indifferent whether she went or staid, prepared, without one look of hope or one expression of pleasure.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
When she reached the suitors she stood by one of the bearing posts that supported the roof of the cloisters 8 with a staid maiden on either side of her.
The huge green fragment of ice on which she alighted pitched and creaked as her weight came on it, but she staid there not a moment.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context