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adj. stol·id·er, stol·id·est
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive: "the incredibly massive and stolid bureaucracy of the Soviet system" (John Kenneth Galbraith).

[Latin stolidus, stupid; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

sto·lid′i·ty (stŏ-lĭd′ĭ-tē, stə-), stol′id·ness (stŏl′ĭd-nĭs) n.
stol′id·ly adv.
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Adv.1.stolidly - in a stolid manner; "he said `no' stolidly"
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[ˈstɒlɪdlɪ] ADVimpasiblemente, imperturbablemente


advphlegmatisch, stur (pej); remain silent, workbeharrlich, stur (pej); he is stolidly Britisher ist durch und durch ein Brite


[ˈstɒlɪdlɪ] advflemmaticamente


(ˈstolid) adjective
(of a person etc) not easily excited and rather dull.
stoˈlidity noun
ˈstolidness noun
ˈstolidly adverb
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Beside the drug clerk she walked in silence, but sometimes in the darkness as they went stolidly along she put out her hand and touched softly the folds of his coat.
A policeman, chewing stolidly, nodded toward an elevator shaft, and other policemen nodded him further on to the office of the district attorney.
Men are beyond fear, working stolidly and patiently, with minds made up to worst.
He did not stand stolidly baring his furry belly to the missile, and die with an upward glance at the sympathetic heavens.
At one time they must have been full of good old slow West Indiamen of the square-stern type, that took their captivity, one imagines, as stolidly as they had faced the buffeting of the waves with their blunt, honest bows, and disgorged sugar, rum, molasses, coffee, or logwood sedately with their own winch and tackle.
Sitting stolidly at the head of the table I became terrified at the sight of the garment on his arm.
Only such as are served by devils," he glared at Tietjens, crouched stolidly before him, "only such could know what I did.
With his elbows propped on the table Mills had his hands in front of his face clasping the pipe from which he extracted now and then a puff of smoke, staring stolidly across the room.
Was it possible that this stolidly respectable person was of the same blood as one of the most notorious criminals in the country?
Jeanne was a large, slow-moving Norman girl, stolidly handsome.
Ned Winsett had those flashes of penetration; they were the most interesting thing about him, and always made Archer wonder why they had allowed him to accept failure so stolidly at an age when most men are still struggling.
I must except, however, the little recruit into the Infant Bonds of Joy, who was stolidly and evenly miserable.