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  • s  having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    her face showed nothing but stolid indifference

  • The bureaucracy's unemotional, stolid stance has made people remark that bureaucracy should be totally revamped.
  • They have stolid dignity yet are not bereft of a wry sense of humor.
  • As people bayed for the blood of the wrong-doers, the victims themselves remained surprisingly stolid.

  • Edward Bates in Los Angeles Times
    Bates wrote in August 1864, "that I should live to see such abject fear -- such small stolid indifference to duty -- such open contempt of Constitution and law -- and such profound ignorance of policy and prudence!"
  • Thomas Carlyle in BusinessWeek
    Little wonder the Victorian historian Thomas Carlyle described Malthus as "Dreary, stolid, dismal, without hope for this world or the next."
  • Gore Vidal in Los Angeles Times
    At best, Lessing's prose is stolid and slow and a bit flat-footed,Gore Vidal wrote in the New York Review of Books. "Why does Doris Lessing -- one of the half-dozen most interesting minds to have chosen to write fiction in English in this...

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