Think upon the subject calmly and sedately, and form your resolution in the course of three days.
"I don't like to see young men too fond of money," she observed, sedately.
He walked along quietly and sedately, without hurry, to avoid awakening suspicion.
Both were quiet, or sedately moving, and they were nearly alike.
Meanwhile I was sedately mounting (as my rank required now) with a very old pilot's coat, well worn out, hanging over my left arm.
"Good-morning," said Gwenna sedately, and without giving him so much as a glance.
After the early tea Aunt Susan sat down in one of the porch rockers with her knitting and Wilbur sedately took another.
The wines which Henry served so quietly and sedately were of the best.
There were falling bands at the neck for those who wished, while the sedately inclined wore white linen collars.
I said sedately: "I am sure Miss Million will be glad to let you call."
"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.