Origin of placid
Examples from the Web for placidly
She placidly tells people she is dreaming until her frantic father finds her again and loses his temper.Diagnosing Jane, Louis C.K.’s Troubled Daughter on ‘Louie’ Who Can’t Separate Dreams From Reality|Russell Saunders|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a man of quick temper, and perhaps he would not have taken it so placidly as I did.The Prisoner of Zenda|Anthony Hope
Two stout old Germans were enjoying their pipes and placidly listening to the strains of the summer-garden orchestra.
The Rector was talking about the weather, letting his yellowish eyes wander sleepily and placidly over the sea and down the coast.Mayflower (Flor de mayo)|Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for placidly
Word Origin for placid
Word Origin and History for placidly
1620s, from French placide (15c.) and directly from Latin placidus "pleasing, peaceful, quiet, gentle, still, calm," from placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placidly; placidness.