Her mamma, who had returned from an excursion to the kitchen, sat on the other side of the small work-table with an air of more entire placidity
, until, the clock again giving notice that it was going to strike, she looked up from the lace-mending which was occupying her plump fingers and rang the bell.
Wordsworth's own character, as we have already observed, was dominated by a certain contentment, a sort of naturally religious placidity
, not often found in union with a poetic sensibility so  active as his; and this gentle sense of well-being was favourable to the quiet, habitual observation of the inanimate, or imperfectly animate, world.
Even at eight it took a great deal to ruffle Dora's placidity
No less swift than the hatchet stroke was the limp placidity
into which Borckman's body melted to the deck.
With the first full puff of the smoke he gave over his moans and yelps, the agitation began to fade out of him, and Daughtry, appreciatively waiting, saw the trembling go out of his hands, the pendulous lip-quivering cease, the saliva stop flowing from the corners of his mouth, and placidity
come into the fiery remnants of his eyes.
Two days afterwards they carried Matthew Cuthbert over his homestead threshold and away from the fields he had tilled and the orchards he had loved and the trees he had planted; and then Avonlea settled back to its usual placidity
and even at Green Gables affairs slipped into their old groove and work was done and duties fulfilled with regularity as before, although always with the aching sense of "loss in all familiar things.
Or only, if I may say so, the wind of their flight disturbing the solemn placidity
of the Fynes' domestic atmosphere.
The swift and indifferent placidity
of that look troubled me.
On an occasion when I was enraged, without doubt," observed Poirot, with great placidity
Crawley's discourses on the baronet's backgammon; during both of which amusements my lady looks on with equal placidity
Her lack of nervousness, her placidity
, was abnormal, so abnormal that she closed her eyes and was almost immediately asleep.
Formerly the anger of the father was the supremely effective sanction of these rites, but Mr Verloc's placidity
in domestic life would have made all mention of anger incredible even to poor Stevie's nervousness.