Example sentences for: staid

How can you use “staid” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • South of the more staid Marina del Rey, the world’s largest small-boat harbor, the beaches continue in an unbroken golden curve — Dockweiler, Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo — to the rocky bluffs of Palos Verdes.

  • Just as the staid, old British English was rejuvenated after the First World Was by the injection of American, no-nonsense grittiness, so modern American English is being saved; this time by the charge of honest and potent street-talk into the flim-flam and flummery of the body linguistic.

  • Nineteenth-Century English is an interesting if somewhat staid tracing of the development of English into a world language, though its influence today is probably owing directly more to events of the past sixty years than to the growth and spread it enjoyed during the century of colonialism.

  • It is likely that one's taste deteriorates under the continuous barrage of vulgarity: many who today admire the dadaists, cubists, surrealists, hard-edge realists, nonobjective and abstract artists would have reviled them, along with a significant percentage of the population, had they been dalive when their paintings first appeared, just as staid, conservative critics condemned the impressionists and advocates of other nouvelles vagues . Is it that we gradually become accustomed to what we first perceive as trash--as vulgarity--and become inured to it, or that we come to understand and, if not enamored of it, at least tolerate it as a legitimate form of expression?

  • Admirably (to many) resisting this commercial tide, the NewsHour seems even more civil and staid.

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