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  • r  in a grave and sober manner

  • Carried away with the scene, the World-Telegram reported: "The courtroom was crowded with staidly gowned women and mustachioed old gentlemen.
  • They swam staidly in the little blue bays, played tennis at the Royal Lawn Tennis Club, in El Terreno, swank suburb of medieval Palma.
  • The scenery for La Rondine had been set up on the stage but the smart New Yorkers who crowded the opera house had no intention of sitting back and listening staidly to a Puccini .

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