staidly


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staid

 (stād)
adj.
1. Characterized by sedateness and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; serious and conventional.
2. Fixed; permanent: "There is nothing settled, nothing staid in this universe" (Virginia Woolf).

[From obsolete staid, past participle of stay.]

staid′ly adv.
staid′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.staidly - in a grave and sober manner; "he walked soberly toward the altar"
Translations

staidly

advgesetzt; dressedgedeckt
References in classic literature ?
She swam staidly backwards and forwards while the others got up to their larks, and now and then turned on her back to float.
For example, rise production does not reach the needed level to meet the people staidly increasing needs.
I'm suddenly shaken from this illusion by the sight of a 126-year-old church with half its steeple amputated by a bombing raid a couple blocks from a mosque built months ago -- both with believers filing out staidly. Still stuck in the part of my rosy-cheeked haze that the harsh sights, scents, and sounds didn't quite wake me from, I walk the remaining blocks to Tempelhof Airport.
Graph of inflation was staidly climbing and the prices of daily life items also did not see any downwards trend, which shows the mentality of ruling regime for the poor people.
More staidly nationalist and culturally conservative Britons such as Vera Chapman, who established the Tolkien Society in the United Kingdom, were repelled by hippie appropriations of The Lord of the Rings.
With the advent of smartphones & tablets by employees in enterprises, they will need to address the issue of shoulder surfing rather staidly. The report also brings to light on how 2012 will see a rise of Advanced Persistent Threats targeting data in the Cloud.
Burt offers this word picture of what happened the morning after the colonel's death: "The 17th and 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiments, along with South Carolina's 5th, sections of the Washington Artillery, and a company of Virginia Cavalry, marched into Leesburg for services for Colonel Burt." At the close of the ceremonies, Mississippi's Colonel William Barks-dale, who later was killed leading a charge at Gettysburg, led the procession--a somber scene of a slow military march to the cadence of the dirge "Lilly Dale," staidly performed by a regimental band--to the train that was to carry his remains home to Jackson.
The motorcycle market in Vietnam has been staidly growing and the market size reached 2.69 million units*2 in 2010, an approximately 20% increase compared to 2009, making it the world's fourth largest motorcycle market behind only China, India and Indonesia.
The motorcycle market in Vietnam has been staidly growing and the market size reached 2.69 million units(2) in 2010, an approximately 20% increase compared to 2009, making it the world's fourth largest motorcycle market behind only China, India and Indonesia.
And Brit actress Helena Bonham Carter - who plays the Queen in the lauded new film The King's Speech - did not disappoint at the staidly attired Golden Globes in LA this week.