But Marcos chose another, an older and staider animal of less value, better fitted for night work.
Posthumus is simply a staider Hamlet considerably idealized.
A duller or staider set I never saw outside a Quakers' meeting.
Arkady's face wears a staider air, and Katia looks more animated and less retiring.
But an apology is due the staider reader for the seeming levity of this narrative adventure.
Possibly this was one of the French customs, which somewhat scandalised the staider ladies of the English Court.
There was happiness in it, even if it was a quieter, staider happiness than that of which he now knew himself to be capable.
Or by some strange metamorphosis did the writer of the romantic Aethiopica become in later and staider years the Bishop of Tricca?
All the way down to the beach she kept the three of us in such a shout of laughter that staider people glanced aside at us.
The applause along the banks was certainly continuous enough to make someone older and staider than Winona happy.