STOLID in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STOLID
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
stolid
 a.  dull; impassive; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  To Ethan there was something vaguely ominous in this stolid rejection of free food and warmth, and he wondered what had happened on the drive to nerve Jotham to such stoicism.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  She spent so much time crouching in the cellar that the girls would have fared badly but for Mrs. Meade's stolid old Betsy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
3  But so few of these stolid worlds wanted to be moved.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  He felt that every nerve in his body would be an ear to hear the voices, while other men would remain stolid and deaf.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
5  The guns, stolid and undaunted, spoke with dogged valor.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
6  Among some stolid trees it began to falter and hesitate.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
7  The regiment fell back to the stolid trees.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
8  The stolid trees, where much had taken place, seemed incredibly near.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 21
9  They passed within view of a stolid white house, and saw in front of it groups of their comrades lying in wait behind a neat breastwork.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
10  Then she sat swaying her body to and fro, and making gestures with her unnerved arm, which seemed intended as the accompaniment to a fit of laughter, though her face was stolid and drowsy.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X
11  The trim Inspector Martin, the old, gray-headed country doctor, myself, and a stolid village policeman made up the rest of that strange company.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
12  They all failed to understand my gestures; some were simply stolid, some thought it was a jest and laughed at me.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
13  Now Tom shivered from head to heel; for his eye fell upon the stolid face of Injun Joe.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
14  His dark-faced wife sat beside him, stolid, silent.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
15  The ambulance men hurrying here and there among the prostrate forms frequently stepped on wounded men, so thickly packed were the rows, and those trodden upon stared stolidly up, waiting their turn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence:
1  The earthquake shattered Stuart's usual stolid demeanor; trembling, he crouched on the no longer stable ground.
2  "Don't you remember? You WON'T tell, WILL you, Joe?" And the poor creature dropped on his knees before the stolid murderer, and clasped his appealing hands.
3  He's a very stolid, serious man.