a. dull; impassive; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
The earthquake shattered Stuart's usual stolid demeanor; trembling, he crouched on the no longer stable ground.
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After a long wait the jury filed in and took their places; shortly afterward, Potter, pale and haggard, timid and hopeless, was brought in, with chains upon him, and seated where all the curious eyes could stare at him; no less conspicuous was Injun Joe, stolid as ever.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context