It appears that even the sedate Fortnight has a soft spot for star-f------.
He boasted of doing so much drugs that he had enough “running through my circulatory system to sedate Guatemala.”
Where Citrus County felt like a coiled spring, the pace of A Million Heavens is sedate, diffused among a dozen or so characters.
Oh, how far the East Wing has come from the sedate days of Oleg Cassini and Arnold Scaasi!
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.
At times he was as mischievous as a boy, at times as sedate as a man.
It would be interesting to know how the sedate people of Boston comported themselves on a festive occasion of that character.
There were about thirty of them, all sedate men, the cream of the local merchants.
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.