[ UK /sɪdˈe‍ɪtli/ ]
[ US /sɪˈdeɪtɫi/ ]
  1. in a sedate manner
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How To Use sedately In A Sentence

  • I will have to continue to ride sedately until I am clear of the drunks, bus-rushers and blind Blackberry blatherers.
  • We were trolling along rather sedately down one of those country lanes that probably don't exist anymore when we spotted blue helmets bobbing up and down over the hedgerows (which certainly don't exist anymore).
  • He pulled sedately out of the short driveway.
  • I was travelling slowly in a convoy, sedately chipping away at my underseal, when a white van driver decided he would create a bow wave of rocks and a wake of expletives by overtaking the line of traffic at about 60 mph.
  • Musically it unfolds far too sedately, with vocal declamation over smoothly contoured orchestral ostinatos, pitched somewhere between recent Philip Glass and the John Adams of The Death of Klinghoffer, as the default musical idiom. Two Boys - review
  • (_sedately_) I thank you, sir, for affording me this opportunity, of making him my messenger to my parents, so that he may carry to my father a full account of me and my situation here, and what I wish him to see to. nunc ita convenit inter me atque hunc, Tyndare. ut te aestumatum in Alidem mittam ad patrem, si non rebitas huc, ut viginti minas 380 dem pro te. Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives
  • But in looking at these methodically arranged and sedately framed photo works, it is easy to forget that he started out as an aficionado of truly transgressive imagery.
  • There are few experiences in the world as wonderful as floating on a scintillating blue sea gazing down at orange-and white striped clownfish sailing sedately over a bed of purple sea urchins.
  • Billi walked sedately and by themselves; grooms of the kennels led greyhounds on the leash; behind them, almost bursting with importance, came a Persian deftly carrying the cadge, which is a kind of padded stand upon which, hooded and fastened by leashes, the favourite birds are carried to and fro. The Hawk of Egypt
  • But her wannest greeting was for the skinny yet attractive young women who stood sedately in the rear. Hawaii
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