In spite of his self-control and a belief in his stolidness, a lump swelled in his throat.
The announcement that the wound was not fatal did not seem to move his stolidness in the least.
The woman's excitement had changed into stolidness, and she showed far less feeling in the matter than Kate had done.
Under all his stolidness he is every inch a man, as I have said many times before.
1560s (implied in stolidity), from Middle French stolide (16c.), from Latin stolidus "insensible, dull, brutish," properly "unmovable," related to stultus "foolish," from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)).