His nature, when not enhanced by the electrical and chemical devices of his owner & trainer, is said to be quite placid.
Here his life went on its placid course, interrupted only by the death of his brother in 1770, until 1773, when he became again deranged.
At the top was a wider section with the water gushing down a hole, but looking more placid upstream.
It was placid water.
She had a placid temperament.
The supreme test, satisfied so frequently as to be commonplace, was a shocking form of suicide performed with a placid mien.
Attractively situated on a hillside sloping gently to the Forth, its placid old-world aspect is in keeping with its great antiquity.
In place of the awful dignity of the kings there is the placid high-bred Princess Nofri (Plate II.
Lake Placid is the principal source of the Ausable river, which for a part of its course flows through a rocky chasm from 500 to 175 ft.
There are people who remain placid, and some people require time to digest information.
They are relatively placid animals and are kept in a cage, hutch or vivarium.
Of the amiable personal character and the placid life of Isaac D'Israeli a charming picture is to be found in the brief memoir prefixed to the 1849 edition of Curiosities of Literature, by his son Lord Beaconsfield.
We see a real man, but a man helpless anywhere save in the study or in the convent - a little fresh-coloured man, with soft brown eyes, who had a habit of stealing away to his cubiculum whenever the conversation became too lively; somewhat bent, for it is on record that he stood upright when the psalms were chanted, and even rose on his tiptoes with his face turned upwards; genial, if shy, and occasionally given to punning, as when he said that he preferred Psalmi to Salmones; a man who perhaps led the most placid uneventful life of all men who ever wrote a book or scribbled letters.
The region was once covered, with the exception of the higher summits, by the Laurentian glacier, whose erosion, while perhaps having little effect on the larger features of the country, has greatly modified it in detail, producing lakes and ponds, whose number is said to exceed 1300, and causing many falls and rapids in the streams. Among the larger lakes are the Upper and Lower Saranac, Big and Little Tupper, Schroon, Placid, Long, Raquette and Blue Mountain.
The normally placid Folding Society was being rocked by cut throat competition.
And yet it is this placid kindly fresh-coloured old man who has come down to us as the author of that book the Imitation of Christ, which has been translated into more languages than any other book save the Bible, and which has moved the hearts of so many men of all nations, characters and conditions of life.
There was eternal spring, and placid zephyrs with warm Blasts soothed the flowers born without seed.
A man of placid and even phlegmatic temperament, he lived moderately in all things, and sought worldly prosperity only so far as was necessary to give him leisure for his literary work.
At the head of Lake Placid stands Whiteface Mountain, from whose summit one of the finest views of the Adirondacks may be obtained.
Even Teal's usually placid face wore a slightly startled expression.