She brought the coffee and the bacon with a sedateness that propriety itself could scarce have surpassed.
Their simplicity, fervor, and sedateness had won his regard.
The sedateness of the experienced physician, which no circumstance of this kind can generally disturb, was all gone.
She again noticed my sedateness, and inquired into the cause.
The sedateness of her aspect and her kind compliance in this meeting gave me hopes.
She felt too young for the sedateness into which her life was settling.
Despite her sedateness she had unmistakably the air of waiting at a tryst.
I could have endorsed Clovelly's estimate of her so far as her reserve and sedateness were concerned.
After I settled down to the sedateness which is supposed to belong to the Staff, I began to enjoy life very much.
The mobile lips were not spread in the gentle smile they knew so well; they were rather studied in their sedateness.
"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.