Underneath the most placid waters, there are vicious currents and tides, and underwater volcanoes that are constantly erupting.
In 1990, Twin Peaks gave the world a nightmare vision into the seediness beneath the placid veneer of small-town America.
His face immediately shifted out of the placid, guarded, friendliness of the Scheduled Speaker into ambroad, welcoming smile.
Plus, Michael Daly on Chicago's carnage and Jim Warren on the placid protest.
They would speak up, but in tones still soft and placid; and Spahn often overheard them describing him as a “beautiful person.”
Dr. Grayle was awaiting her in the corridor, a watchdog, patient and placid.
It had the pure and placid expression of the human soul, when it dwells in love and peace.
The aunt turned out to be a placid woman with a low voice; the sister was too florid and loud for my fancy.
By degrees the placid influence of her friend calmed her perturbed spirit.
From another point we looked down on Andraitx, and marked the wide plain that ended in the placid waters of the port.