verb (used with object), se·dat·ed, se·dat·ing.
Origin of sedate
Examples from the Web for sedately
So Dora went, sedately for the first few steps, afterwards with a happy rush, the curls dancing on her shoulders.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
He walked along quietly and sedately, without hurry, to avoid awakening suspicion.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
"Good-morning," said Gwenna sedately, and without giving him so much as a glance.The Boy with Wings|Berta Ruck
On my head I place a sedately feathered bonnet, which would not have misbecome mother.Nancy|Rhoda Broughton
Gloomily but sedately the Infant Samuel continued his promenade.The Girl in the Mirror|Elizabeth Garver Jordan