Where Citrus County felt like a coiled spring, the pace of A Million Heavens is sedate, diffused among a dozen or so characters.
He boasted of doing so much drugs that he had enough “running through my circulatory system to sedate Guatemala.”
Oh, how far the East Wing has come from the sedate days of Oleg Cassini and Arnold Scaasi!
It appears that even the sedate Fortnight has a soft spot for star-f------.
I don't quite understand how a city can be so sedate and frenetic at the same time, but somehow Los Angeles manages it.
On a fallen trunk by the water, sat a sedate group of water-bugs chewing young tendrils and nodding approval with their beards.
I had been told that the English were cold and sedate: I found them charming and full of humour.
It would be interesting to know how the sedate people of Boston comported themselves on a festive occasion of that character.
The one servant of the house waited at table, prim, sedate, formal.
At this moment Mr. de Warens, throwing open the door, announced Mr. Brown; that gentleman entered, with a sedate but cheerful air.
"calm, quiet," 1660s, from Latin sedatus "composed, moderate, quiet, tranquil," past participle of sedare "to settle, calm," causative of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Related: Sedately.
"treat with sedatives," 1945, a back-formation from the noun derivative of sedative (adj.). The word also existed 17c. in a sense "make calm or quiet." Related: Sedated; sedating.
sedate se·date (sĭ-dāt')
v. se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing, se·dates
To administer a sedative to; calm or relieve by means of a sedative drug.